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Heritage Week Archive

Since its inception in 1993 by the Christchurch City Council, the focus of Heritage Week has been to celebrate the built, social and environmental heritage of Christchurch. One of the objectives has also been to promote the efforts of the community and commercial groups who have recognised the importance of preserving the unique heritage of Christchurch. The event has steadily grown in size and profile and in 2006 Heritage Week attracted around 300 events and an estimated 16,000 visitors.

2006 Carter Group Heritage Week

The theme for 2006 Carter Group Heritage Week was Celebrate Great times, Great people, Great places. The anniversaries highlighted during 2006 were:

  • Centenary of the 1906 New Zealand International Exhibition in Hagley Park
  • The 150th Anniversary of the Christchurch Diocese and the establishment of Christchurch as a City
  • 150th Anniversary of Riccarton House
  • 100th Anniversary of Rolleston Statue
  • 100th Anniversary of Worcester Chambers, 133 Worcester Street

2005 Carter Group Heritage Week

The theme for 2005 Heritage Week was Restoration - Hands on Heritage. The anniversaries highlighted during 2005 were:

  • 150th anniversary of the declaration of Hagley Park being reserved forever as a public park
  • 40th anniversary of the Nga Peka Whakatekateka Waitaha Cultural Council
  • Centennial of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Centennial of the Royal Exchange building, now known as the Regent Building

2004 Carter Group Heritage Week

The theme for 2004 Heritage Week was People, Places & Pursuits. Over 66 event organisers offered 300 opportunities to be involved. Notable new events included the Edmonds Heritage Scholarship, worth $3000, which was presented to Lynn Campbell, a conservator at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu. The week long celebration ran from the 15 to 22 October and celebrated these key Christchurch Anniversaries:

  • 150th Anniversary of John Deans death - his legacy is the leaving of Riccarton Bush to the people of Christchurch
  • 100th Anniversary of the completion of ChristChurch Cathedral
  • 125th Anniversary of Edmonds Brand

2003 Carter Group Heritage Week

The theme for the 2003 Heritage Week was Spires, Wires & High Flyers - A City on the Move. The week long event which ran from 17 to 24 October celebrated four key anniversaries from Christchurch City’s past. They were:

  • 150th Anniversary of Provincial Government
  • 100th Anniversary of the Christchurch Tramway/Transport Board
  • 100th Anniversary of the establishment of Greater Christchurch
  • 50th Anniversary of the London to Christchurch Air Race

2002 Carter Group Heritage Week

18-25 October 2002

The theme in 2002 was More than Bricks and Mortar. 2002 marked the 10th Anniversary of Heritage Week. This year saw a record 280 events run by 90 groups and organisations. There was the introduction of the Gargoyle Competition and the production of a Commemorative Programme to mark the last 10 years of Heritage within the city.

The 10th Anniversary of Carter Group Heritage Week was again a great success. Thank you to all the groups and individuals who contributed their time, resources and expertise to run fantastic events.

For more information, see the archived version.

2001 Carter Group Heritage Week

The theme in 2001 was Our Treasures - O Matou Taonga. The culture of a community is what makes it unique. It comprises a continuation of the natural physical elements and constructed landmarks, of personal memories and histories, of community attitudes and values. The elements which we choose to take into the future dictate our cultural landscapes.

For more information, see the archived version.

2000 Carter Group Heritage Week

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