Wellington Heritage Week is here!

Heritage New Zealand staff are getting a lot of interest in events they are leading out on for Wellington Heritage Week(s), 24 October to 6 November.

Wellington Heritage Week logo in capital letters.

Karen Astwood is running a popular Modern Wellington Walking Tour. Hear the stories of Wellington’s important mid- to late-twentieth century buildings, structures and places.

Sunday 30th October, 1pm. Meet at the Public Trust Building on the corner of Lambton Quay and Stout Street. Book your place by emailing information@heritage.org.nz. Places are limited.

A walking tour entitled Scandalous Stories led by Tamsin Falconer, Caroline Ritson, and Tamara Patten, covers Turnbull House, the Old Government Buildings and Old St Paul's. Participants will have the opportunity to discover stories of scandal and scurrilousness from Wellington’s past.

Thursday 3rd November and Friday 4th November. Go to the Wellington Heritage Week 2022 website for booking details.

Joanna Barnes-Wylie, will be running a Tawa Heritage Talk and Walking Tour about the history of Tawa and its heritage places with support from the Tawa Historical Society, at the Tawa Community Centre. This will be followed by a walking tour of historic places starting at the Tawa War Memorial at the end of Oxford St, ending at the Bucket Tree Lodge, Boscobel Lane. The talk is free and the walking tour by koha.

Saturday 5th November. Talk commencing at 2pm, with the walking tour leaving at 3pm. Bookings are essential and can be made by emailing infocentral@heritage.org.nz. Comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing required.

David Watt has teamed up together again with Director of Terawhiti Station Michael Grace, and with archaeological consultant Dr Bruce McFadgen, for a tour of the historic goldfields sites on Terawhiti Station, off Old Makara Rd, Wellington. This is a tour for owners of 4WD vehicles. Bring lunch and good all-weather clothing.

Sunday 6th November from 10am to 3pm. Report to Terawhiti Station entrance at 900 Old Makara Rd, Wellington before 10am start. Bookings essential, limited to 30 people. Contact David Watt on dwatt@heritage.org.nz or mob 027 24 66 399.

Go to the Wellington Heritage Week website for full details of events over the two weeks.

David Watt