Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Lunchtime Lecture – Identifying Heritage

March 12

MEDIA RELEASE

Lunchtime Lecture – Identifying Heritage

Hauraki and Coromandel Peninsular people will be able to learn how to identify heritage places, and what makes these places so special in a one-off public talk next week (March 19).

Staff from the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) will present a lunchtime lecture as part of Thames Heritage Week looking at the different values that make these places so important, and different ways people help identify heritage in their own areas.

“Heritage places make an important contribution to the identity and well-being of local communities,” says Martin Jones, NZHPT’s Heritage Advisor Registration, who will be one of the speakers at the lecture.

“These places can date to different times in the past, and can take many forms – some of which we will look at during the talk.”

Being able to identify these places – and understanding the characteristics that give them heritage value – is an important part of providing long-term protection according to Martin.

“The talk will look at different tools that can be used to explore the importance of heritage – including both documentary research and physical observation,” he says.

“Communities play a vital part in this process and can assist in identification and promotion of heritage in their own patch. Our public talk will help give people the skills needed to undertake this important work.”

Don’t miss ‘Heritage Identification’, Wednesday March 19 at 1pm at the Treasury. Admission $5 per person – tickets available at the Treasury (open every day 11am-3pm throughout the Heritage Festival).

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Legal Fudging Of The GCSB Revelations

As many have noted, the Hager/Snowden revelations of the spying by our security agencies on our Pacific neighbours and allies is a virtual re-run of the pre-election debate.

Unfortunately, it is also a forerunner of the kind of “ debate” we can expect during the upcoming review of the security agency powers, in June. It is a situation where the government (a) stonewalls, (b) baldly asserts that mass surveillance is not occurring despite the Snowden evidence that it is, and (c) claims that the GCSB actions were lawful.

Yet as Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman says, this can be true only if the legislation passed last year by the Key government has made the mass surveillance of New Zealanders – and the related handing over of their private data to the NSA – lawful. More>>

Latest:

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Teina Pora Wins Appeal: Gordon Campbell On The Privy Council Decision

The quashing of the convictions of Teina Pora for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett in 1992 has shone a spotlight once again on a major gap in the New Zealand justice system... More>>

ALSO:

Urgent Bill Planned: MP Pay Rises To Match Public Service

Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider public sector, which will be passed under urgency. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: MP Pay Rises, Solid Energy, Iraq

Prime Minister John Key answered questions in his Post-Cabinet press conference about the Iraq deployment, Solid Energy and National’s decision to overhaul the Remuneration Authority Act. More>>

ALSO:

Worksafe: MSD Charged Over Work And Income Ashburton Shooting

WorkSafe NZ has laid one charge against the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) in relation to the shooting at the MSD Ashburton office on 1 September 2014 in which two Work and Income staff were killed and another was injured. More>>

ALSO:

Iraq: Ex-Hostage Says Government Not Putting NZers, Iraqis First

Harmeet Singh Sooden is travelling to Iraq in the coming weeks to work with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) on a short-term assignment. More>>

ALSO:

Joint Statement: Australia-New Zealand Leaders’ Meeting

Prime Minister Key warmly welcomed Prime Minister Abbott and Mrs Abbott to New Zealand. The visit has enabled wide-ranging and substantive discussion that has underlined the strength, value, diversity and warmth of our trans-Tasman relationship. More>>

ALSO:

Press Conference: Peters To Stand In Northland By-Election

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has announced his intention to stand in the Northland by-election, citing his own links to the electorate and ongoing neglect of the region by central government. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news