History in the making
It has been
a great start to the Auckland Heritage Festival 2013 with
nearly 10,000 Aucklanders checking out the launch and many
more participating in events during the Festival’s first
“With one week left in the festival don’t miss
out on your opportunity to connect with your city, learn
more about its history and what makes it great,” says
Mayor Len Brown.
Running until Sunday 13 October, the
Auckland Heritage Festival features more than 200 events,
many of which are low-cost or free.
Len Brown says,
“With more than 200 events happening all over Auckland,
there is still heaps on offer with this festival near
With activities ranging from vintage steam tug
tours, high teas and trains to aquariums, animals and
hospital games, we’ve got plenty of fun activities to keep
our young Aucklanders busy over the school holidays.
more information or to check out what great events are
happening in your area visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/events
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