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How long is your Auckland memory?

6 August 2004

How long is your Auckland memory?

Do you remember when trams ruled the roads in Auckland’s CBD? Or the 1930s programme of sealing residential roads? Maybe you tell your grandchildren about the time in 1925 when a Ieopard escaped from the zoo and remained loose for two weeks!

If your childhood memories are reminiscent of these, then Auckland City wants you!

A search is on for the person who has lived in the city for the most consecutive years. The search is part of heritage week, being held from Saturday 4 to Friday 10 September 2004.

Councillor Juliet Yates, chairperson of the City Development Committee, says the person would provide an invaluable insight into the city’s past.

“Stories from our past provide a sense of place now. They show how things have changed and why things are the way they are,” says Mrs Yates.

“Their personal experiences and memories will give us a greater appreciation of our unique heritage and we are looking forward to involving them in the heritage celebrations.”

The person, or people as the case may be, will be invited to a concert called "Thank you for the Music", a tribute to Vera Lynn at the Auckland Town Hall on Monday 30 August.

The tribute stars Yolande Gibson, a former New Zealand performer of the year.

Heritage week is part of Auckland City’s long-term campaign to protect heritage areas and buildings and encourage the public to appreciate these assets and celebrate their city’s unique history.

An array of events and tours have been organised, most of which are free or entry by small donation.

If you think you or someone you know could be the person who has lived in Auckland the longest, send an email to Barbara.Strong-MacKinnon@aucklandcity.govt.nz by Wednesday 18 August. You will need to send your name, daytime phone number, address and the number of years you have lived in Auckland city.

Further information on heritage week is available on www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/heritage


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