2017-18 AGM Sunday 12 November, Ellen Melville Centre

Our AGM this year will be held on Sunday 12 November from 3pm in the Betty Wark Room at the Ellen Melville Centre, in Freyberg Place, High Street, in the city centre.  Our speaker will be Simon Cook, Arboriculture and Ecological Specialist at Auckland Council, giving an illustrated presentation on...

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Heritage Festival: Walk the Portage: West

We will walk the New Lynn portage from the Pacific Ocean to the Tasman Sea. This walk is about two hours one way, and goes to Ken Maunder Park.  During a traditional portage you would be carrying or rolling a boat or canoe, so you are encouraged to carry a...

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Heritage Festival: Walk the Portage – South

Walk the Portage – South: Sunday 8 October, 10.30am Meet Seaside Park, Brady Rd, Ōtāhuhu We will walk the Ōtāhuhu portage from the Pacific Ocean to the Tasman Sea. The walk will take about two hours one way, with extra time if you choose to climb Mt Richmond. The walk goes...

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Heritage Debate – Auckland Heritage Festival

The chosen topic is ‘There is adequate protection for built heritage’.  Two teams will present views on this topic. Time is allocated for audience participation.  The debate teams feature people working in the area of heritage. This includes those involved in heritage protection and members of community heritage groups. At...

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Winter Lecture Series 2: Visit modernist Donner House, Titirangi

Donner House was built in the late 1940s by Tibor Karl Donner, chief architect to the Auckland City Council between 1946 and 1967. It is considered to be one of the finest examples of post war modernism in the country. We will meet at the house at 50 Kohu Rd,...

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Winter Lecture Series 1: Visit Selwyn Court and Library

Winter Lecture Series We are delighted to bring you visits to two historic buildings that are not normally open to the public. Lecture 1: Selwyn Court and Library, Sunday 2 July Meet at the Selwyn Library at 3pm, at the entrance on St Stephens Ave, Parnell, opposite the west end...

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Civic Trust AGM Sunday 20 November

This year’s AGM will be held on Sunday 20 November at 3.30pm at the Old Folks’ Association Hall, in Gundry St, Newton. It is just off Karangahape Rd, at the Ponsonby/Newton Rd end.  Our guest speaker will be historian Edward Bennett, an expert on the Ponsonby and K’Rd areas. He...

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Scott Homestead photographed on 13 October 2012 by Allan Matson

Scott Homestead Open Day for Heritage Festival

Once again, due to popular demand, as part of the annual Auckland Heritage Festival, Civic Trust is having an open day at the Scott Homestead. The restored 1877 homestead  is picturesquely situated at the end of the Mahurangi Peninsula, past Snell’s Beach, in the Mahurangi East Regional Park. Once a...

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Devonport’s “Castle” Venue for 2nd Winter Lecture

  This highly prominent property, well-known in Devonport, could be described as an urban farm, and the house is known by locals as “the castle.” Originally there was a large two-storey ornate villa and stables on a large site.  The stables had collapsed and the villa was not in a good condition.  A previous...

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Garden Party at Kinder House

Civic Trust invites you to the lovely setting of Kinder House and Garden at 2 Ayr St, Parnell.Refreshments served, including wine and juice.Musical entertainment will be provided.RSVP for catering purposes to:Margaret Barriball, Ph: 631 5260 orEmail: margb@ihug.co.nzKoha welcomed.

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