Vintage photo of a band Rotunda at Oriental Parade, Wellington

News & Events 09/06/21

Clémence Galot - Festival Coordinator2 minute read

Read the latest heritage news and events in the Wellington Region!


The 80s called and they’ve given their magazine back

Wellington City Libraries is bringing the past back to the future with the popular 1980s Wellington City Magazine now accessible online. Read the magazine.

The story behind our sea walls

The sea walls of Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington tell us the story of the early protection infrastructure around our bays, and contribute to the character and recreation of these coastlines. Read the article.

Major project to allow digital access to 130 years of The Press archives

The Press archives up to 1995 will be digitised and made freely available for searching online under a landmark agreement with the National Library. Find out more.


Mansfield – In Her Own Words

A concert of selected poems by Katherine Mansfield, set to contemporary music composed by several artists including Lawrence Arabia, Julia Deans, The Bats, Mel Parsons, and French for Rabbits.

Michael Fowler Centre, Monday 14 June, 8-10pm. $65. Get a ticket.

Sash window conservation

Help restore Old Government Buildings while learning how to repair your own sash windows. Get hands on with heritage in this one-day workshop by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.

Old Government Buildings, Saturday 19 June, 9am-3pm. General admission: $100, members: $85. Save your spot.

Manawa Karioi Working Bees 2021

Join the working bee to plant another 500 trees in 2021 at Manawa Karioi Ecological Restoration Project, in the hills of Island Bay.

Meeting at the Information Shelter in the Tapu te Ranga car park in Island Bay, every Sunday in June, 1-3 pm. Register.

Clémence Galot - Festival Coordinator

Clémence was a volunteer festival Co-ordinator for Wellington Heritage Week.