Auckland Town Hall

50th Anniversary Celebratory AGM

Civic Trust’s 50th AGM will be held at Kinder House on Saturday 17 November at Kinder House. The guest speaker is Glen Hazelton,  currently Director of Organisational Development at Heritage New Zealand. He was formerly with Dunedin Council, and in his time there, achieved huge gains for heritage, in brokering the revitalisation...

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Allan Matson Lecture – Auckland Heritage Festival

Heritage consultant Allan Matson presents an exploration of Auckland’s architectural heritage, with a focus on the architects and people who lived and worked in these buildings. He will discuss why it’s important to protect this heritage for the benefit of future generations, and how well the current protections are achieving...

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Allan Matson Lecture – Auckland Heritage Festival

Heritage consultant Allan Matson presents an exploration of Auckland’s architectural heritage, with a focus on the architects and people who lived and worked in these buildings. He will discuss why it’s important to protect this heritage for the benefit of future generations, and how well the current protections are achieving...

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Incendiary 1901 – The Grand Hotel fire – a play

Civic Trust Auckland, along with Grow Your Own Productions, presents a performance of the play Incendiary 1901, about the loss of the Grand Hotel by fire in 1901. Tickets are $10 and can be ordered by email at Incendiary1901@gmail.com, or purchased at the door. See here for full details in the...

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Auckland Heritage Festival 29 Sep – 14 Oct

Auckland’s Heritage Festival runs from 29 September to 14 October and there is a comprehensive programme, with something for everyone. You can download the PDF programme from the Festival website: See here:

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Civic Trust 50th Anniversary Planting of 50 Trees

Our planting of 50 trees as one of our 50th anniversary activities this year is to take place on Saturday 18 August from 10:30am at Harbutt Reserve, which borders with Te Auaunga / Oakley Creek.  The trees will already be on site and laid out, ready for planting.  Spades and...

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Winter Lecture 2: Holy Trinity Cathedral Complex

 Our second winter lecture has slipped into spring. We have the opportunity to visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral complex in Parnell, consisting of the cathedral itself (being the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland), St Mary’s church and the new Bishop Selwyn Chapel (pictured). The Cathedral address is 446...

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Winter Lecture No 1: Hamurana Revisited

For over 20 years in the 1980s and 1990s  29 Princes St, known as Hamurana, was the home of Civic Trust Auckland. One of the five merchant houses still preserved on Princes St, backing on to Albert Park, Hamurana  has an important place in the history of Civic Trust Auckland....

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Anzac Eve Remember Them St David’s Church

Remember Them 1918 – 2018 Southern Star – Te Tonga Whetu o Te Rangi a free light and sound event Anzac Eve at St David’s Church Khyber Pass. See here for more details and location information.  

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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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