Auckland heritage festival

Parnell

The theme the 2016 Auckland Heritage Festival is Now and then: the changing face of Auckland, and it is about the importance of the past in helping to shape the future.

The following events are presented by Parnell Trust, with assistance from the Blind Foundation Library.

All copy taken from the Auckland Heritage Festival 2016 brochure.

Exhibition

Parnell Trust Presents: The Jubilee Building, Then and Now
Explore the history of the iconic Jubilee Building in Parnell. From its beginnings as New Zealand’s first school for the blind to a thriving community hub.

When: Monday 26 September to Saturday 1 October.

Monday to Friday: 10am to 4pm.

Saturday 8:30am to 11:30am.

Where: Jubilee Hall Jubilee Building, 545 Parnell Rd, Parnell.

No bookings required.

Accessible for people who are blind or have low vision.

Walks

Auckland Domain Walk

Explore the geological, Māori and European histories of New Zealand’s oldest park, located on one of Auckland’s first volcanoes.

When: Saturday 1 October and Tuesday 4 October, from 2 to 4pm.

Meet Shelagh Coop at the base of the front steps of the Auckland War Memorial, Museum, Domain Dr, Parnell.

Cost: adults: $5, children: free, sighted guides: free.

Bookings required. Please book by phoning 09 555 5164 or emailing community@parnell.org.nz

The walk is accessible if Blind Foundation clients have a sighted guide with them and have a reasonable to good level of fitness.

Grafton Heritage Walk

Walk through one of New Zealand’s oldest suburbs and hear about some of Grafton’s residential and public heritage buildings, and its illustrious residents.

When: Sunday 2 October and Saturday 8 October, from 10am to noon.

Meet Christine Pracht on the footpath outside the Langham Hotel, 83 Symonds St, Auckland Central.

Cost: adults: $5, children: free, sighted guides: free.

Bookings required. Please book by phoning 09 555 5164 or emailing community@parnell.org.nz

The walk is accessible if Blind Foundation clients have a sighted guide with them and have a reasonable to good level of fitness.

Judges Bay Walk

Join heritage guardian Rendell McIntosh as he covers historical aspects of the Judges Bay area, including its geology and Māori and European history.

When: Sunday 2 October, from 9am to 11am.

Meet Rendell McIntosh at the car park by the beach Judges Bay Rd, Judges Bay Rd, Parnell.

Cost: adults: $5, children: free, sighted guides: free.

Bookings required. Please book by phoning 09 555 5164 or emailing community@parnell.org.nz

The walk is accessible if Blind Foundation clients have a sighted guide with them and have a reasonable to good level of fitness.

Newmarket

Appreciate the transformation of Newmarket, from its beginnings as saleyards for livestock, through its heyday as an independent borough.

When: Sunday 9 October, from 9am to10:30am.

Meet Roger Cole-Baker at the Old School Building 6 Seccombes Rd Newmarket.

Cost: adults: $5, children: free, sighted guides: free.

Bookings required. Please book by phoning 09 555 5164 or emailing community@parnell.org.nz

The walk is accessible if Blind Foundation clients have a sighted guide with them and have a reasonable to good level of fitness.

Parnell Streams and Gullies

Walk through the bushclad gullies of Parnell, New Zealand’s oldest suburb, on a trail linking five reserves including the foreshore of Hobson Bay.

When: Saturday 24 September and Saturday 1 October from 10 to 11.30am.

Meet Tom Bowden at the Jubilee Building 545 Parnell Rd, Parnell.

Cost: adults: $5, children: free, sighted guides: free.

Bookings required. Please book by phoning 09 555 5164 or emailing community@parnell.org.nz

The walk is accessible if Blind Foundation clients have a sighted guide with them and have a reasonable to good level of fitness.

St Stephen’s Chapel

Visit historic St Stephen’s Chapel built in Judges Bay in 1856. Proudly brought to you by Parnell Trust and Holy Trinity Cathedral.

When: Sunday 9 October, from 2:30pm to 4pm.

Meet Warren Limbrick at St Stephen’s Chapel Judge St, Parnell.

Cost: adults: $5, children: free, sighted guides: free.

Bookings required. Please book by phoning 09 555 5164 or emailing community@parnell.org.nz

The walk is accessible if Blind Foundation clients have a sighted guide with them and have a reasonable to good level of fitness.

Tangirapaki – Hillside of Weeping Waters

Sights on this unique Parnell walk down a hillside to Hobson Bay include historic Kinder House and Ewelme Cottage.

When: Friday 30 September and Friday 7 October, from 1 to 2.30pm.

Meet Tim Carter at the Jubilee Building, 545 Parnell Rd, Parnell.

Cost: adults: $5, children: free, sighted guides: free.

Bookings required. Please book by phoning 09 555 5164 or emailing community@parnell.org.nz

The walk is accessible if Blind Foundation clients have a sighted guide with them and have a reasonable to good level of fitness.

For more information on any of the above, please visit the Parnell Trust website.

Brought to you by Parnell Trust.

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Jubilee Hall Jubilee Building
545 Parnell Road
Parnell