This year’s Heritage Festival, co-ordinated by Auckland Council runs from 30 September to 15 October.
Civic Trust has several events in the festival:
Heritage Debate: Tuesday 3 October, 6-8pm, Ellen Melville Hall, Freyberg Place, High St.
See our Coming Events link on the Home page for more details.
Allan Matson Lectures: Wednesday 4 October 6-7pm, Saturday 7 October 12.30-1.30pm, Wednesday 11 October 12.30-1.30pm. All held at Ellen Melville Hall, Freyberg Place, High St.
Allan will discuss and illustrate the state of heritage in Auckland currently.
Walk the Portages
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 as close to the sea as possible, i.e. as far as the now closed Westfield Railway Station. During a traditional portage you would be carrying or rolling a boat or canoe, so you are encouraged to carry a boat of your own – maybe a boat hat or small model boat.
Walk the Portage – West: Sunday 15 October, 10.30am Meet Karaka Park, Green Bay, Portage Road, New Lynn.
We will walk the New Lynn portage from the Pacific Ocean to the Tasman Sea. This walk is also about two hours one way. For each walk, you may decide to walk both there and back. This walk goes to Ken Maunder Park.
These two events are a collaboration between Civic Trust Auckland and Walk Auckland.