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Heritage Week marches on


13 August 2004

Heritage Week marches on

Rousing sea shanties, ghoulish cemetery tours and a very proper high tea are all on offer during Auckland City’s Heritage Week celebrations, 4 to 10 September 2004.

Heritage Week has been organised by Auckland City to pay tribute to Auckland’s past and to celebrate its historic assets.

Councillor Juliet Yates, chairperson of the City Development Committee, says there are many events planned for Heritage Week and there will be something for everyone.

“Auckland has a unique combination of natural and man-made features of heritage value and the array of events planned during Heritage Week aim to celebrate these,” she says.

“With so many wonderful events planned, there is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate our history. I encourage all Aucklanders to get out there are enjoy the week – it is going to be fantastic!”

Special Heritage Week attractions include: a hikoi, in association with Ngati Whatua, to celebrate the start of celebrations a parade down Queen Street half-price cruises to Rangitoto free screenings from the film archive. 'Auckland History: Sight and Sound' is four short films on trams, the opening of the Auckland International Airport, the Crown Lynn Factory and the Farmers' Santa Parade. 'Auckland: An Ever Changing City' is five short films on the opening of the Auckland Harbour bridge, expanding Auckland in 1960 and preserving Auckland's cinemas various guided tours and free lectures high tea at Hectors Restaurant at the Heritage Hotel the town crier will be action on Queen Street Wurlitzer Pipe Organ concert free heritage boat tours, events and reduced prices at the maritime museum extra access to the library research centre and exhibitions at some libraries Motat historic vehicles display

The full programme is available on Auckland City’s website, www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/heritage. City Scene will carry a Heritage Week supplement the weekend of Saturday 25 August, which will also carry the full programme.

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