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National Community Heritage Conference 2024

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  • Early Bird - General Admission: $208.85 each ($200.00 + $8.85 fees)
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  • Fri 8 Nov 2024–Sun 10 Nov 2024, 12:30pm–5:00pm


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Nau mai, Haere mai. Welcome everyone.

Join us for a conference for historical societies, heritage groups and institutions, museums, iwi, hapū, marae committees, genealogists, and individuals from across New Zealand.

Topics will include protection, conservation, interpretation, fundraising, advocacy, risks, and solutions. Stories and experiences from local groups and people are wanted.

Conference Programme

Friday 8 Nov
12:30pm Venue open. Napier War Memorial Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Napier VIEW MAP
1pm-on Registrations open.
2pm Art Deco Quarter Guided Walk. Departs the Art Deco Trust, 7 Tennyson St, Napier. FREE.
4:30pm Mihi Whakatau. Welcome at the Napier War Memorial Centre.
5:000pm Drinks, Meet & Mingle.
5:30pm Hawke's Bay Heritage Awards.
7pm Closing.

Saturday 9 Nov
8am-on Registrations open.
9am Keynote Speech.
9:30-10:30am Panel Discussion: Local Heritage Matters!
Jenny Too (or stand-in) : The wreck of the Ventor
David Clendon: Clendon Papers and the Memory of the World
Rena Kohere: Iwi and mapping cultural landscapes
Felicity Wong: Protecting Wellington’s heritage.
10:30-11am Morning tea.
11am – 12pm Heritage Bites. Six presentations from groups giving their own examples of local heritage work.
12pm - 12:30pm Speakers: Protection, Planning & Scheduling, by John O’Shaughnessy. Working to protect Heritage, by Elizabeth Pishief.
12:30pm – 1pm Presentation. Where in the world is Heretaunga? by Rose Mohi.
1pm – 2pm Lunch.
2pm - 3pm Panel Discussion. Mitigating risks: Seismic, Fire, Floods by Andrew Marriott, Stacy Vallis, and Kate Hooper.
3pm - 3:45pm Presentation. Researching the places your family lived, worked, & played by Katrina Barrett (Stoneycroft), and Marilyn Wightman (Feilding & Districts Community Archive).
3:45 - 4:30pm Heritage Bites.
6:30pm Informal Dinner and Quiz.

Sunday 10 Nov
9am - 9:30am HPA AGM.
9:30am - 10am Speaker Richard Shaw.
10am - 10:30am Tea & Coffee.
10:30am Speaker. Surprise guest speaker.
12pm - 5pm Activities. A variety to select from, including guided walks, museums, and historic house tours.

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