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Auckland’s most long term resident identified

26 August 2004

Auckland’s most long term resident identified

Auckland city’s most long term resident has been identified and will be treated to a VIP welcome at the Auckland Town hall on Monday 30 August.

Mrs Nell Williamson is 103 years old and has lived in Auckland for 99 years. As part of Heritage Week, Auckland City ran a search for the person who had lived in Auckland city for the longest period of time.

Councillor Juliet Yates, chairperson of the council’s City Development Committee says there was a huge response to the search.

“We received many wonderful letters and emails about people’s memories of Auckland. As a result of the search, over 100 people have been invited as VIPs to a concert called ‘Thank you for the Music - A Tribute to Vera Lynn’,” she says.

Heritage Week, from 4 to 10 September, has been organised by Auckland City to pay tribute to Auckland’s past and to celebrate its historic assets. Aucklanders are encouraged to view the event programme on www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/heritage and watch out for the Heritage Week supplement in City Scene on 29 August.

Mrs Yates says there is an array of events to choose from and something for everyone.

“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 a fantastic opportunity!”

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 free lectures on Victorian villas various guided tours high tea at Hectors Restaurant at the Heritage Hotel the town crier will be in 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.

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