Heritage Week 2015 Programme

Welcome to our 2015 Heritage Week programme with a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy - many low cost or free of charge. For more information ring Debbie Daniell-Smith on 546 2000 or email debbie.daniell‑smith@ncc.govt.nz

 

wise donkey

A wise donkey: raw fruit helps to clean your teeth. [n.d. Wellington, N.Z.: Dept of Health]

 

Time

Event

Description

Venue and cost

Sat 11

11.30am & 1pm

Head above water

 The drowning of ten New Zealand nurses in 1915 after the sinking of The Marquette was headline news in 1915. Join us for a theatrical recreation of the return of a Nelson survivor, Nurse Ina ( Nellie) Coster who was in first contingent of New Zealand nurses sent away in World War One. Running time: 30 minutes.

Nelson Provincial Museum, Trafalgar/Hardy St
Free

1.30 for panel;
2pm lower walk; 3pm upper walk

Branford Park celebration

This green oasis beside the river has been a favourite recreation area for generations. Today we unveil a panel capturing some of the past and enjoy two guided walks around the Open Orchards in this reserve.

Branford Park, Maitai Valley Road
Free

9am-4pm.

 

The Melrose "Treasure Sale"

Find something special amongst wonderful antiques and treasures  and enjoy the comfort of the open fire in the Melrose House drawing Room

Melrose House Drawing Room; Brougham St
Free

Sun 12

11.30am & 1pm

Head above water

It's 1915, World War One, and Nurse Ina (Nellie) Coster tells her story.

Nelson Provincial Museum
Free

3pm

“Water is life”

Roger Young talks about what exactly is in our water from the Maitai River.

Nelson Provincial Museum
Free

9am-4pm.

 

The Melrose “Treasure Sale

Find something special amongst wonderful antiques and treasures and enjoy the comfort of the open fire in the Melrose House drawing Room

Melrose House Drawing Room; Brougham St

Mon 13

11.30am & 1pm

Head above water

It's 1915, World War One, and Nurse Ina (Nellie) Coster tells her story.

Nelson Provincial Museum
Free

11am-12.30pm

Heritage Heroes Awards

It’s time to recognize community members who have worked on heritage  projects in Nelson, preserving our special environment. Join us to honour recipients, hear about their projects then have a cuppa and heritage celebration cake

Activity room Elma Turner Library
Free

1pm- 2pm

Out of the Cradle: Maternity care and more in New Zealand 1933-1973

Having a baby in New Zealand, and caring for children and infants, has seen many changes over the years. Once it was common place to have the family doctor deliver your baby, your Plunket book was always to hand, and baby contests were winning fundraisers.  Join us to view a selection of archival films from Nga Taonga Sound & Vision showing a slice of New Zealand life 1933-1973

Activity room Elma Turner Library
Free

Tues 14

10.30am & 11.30am

The adventures of Milly Molar & Freddy Fang

Help Milly and Freddy, two lone teeth to escape the clutches of the evil Perilous Plaque and Lolita Lolly. Pantomime style entertainment. Running time: 25-30 minutes.

Granary, Founders Heritage Park
$2 entry at Granary Door.

10.30am-12am

Bookchat

Read your books on health and medicine developments and share your views – all welcome

Activity room Elma Turner Library
Free

12.30-1.30pm

Nicola Galloway

Harvest for health - Eating from your garden

Activity room Elma Turner Library
Free

Wed 15

10.30am

The adventures of Milly Molar & Freddy Fang

Help Milly and Freddy, two lone teeth to escape the clutches of the evil Perilous Plaque and Lolita Lolly. Pantomime style entertainment. Running time: 25-30 minutes.

Granary, Founders Heritage Park
$2 entry at Granary Door.

10am

Wild in the heart of Nelson

Meet at Fairfeld House front verandah 10am. Forest walk for younger children with our local Nature Play group. Please no more than two children per adult and no dogs.

 

Meet at Fairfield House front verandah
Register at natureplaynelson@outlook.com
Free

1.30pm

Te Rangi Maternity panel

Generations of Nelsonians were born at Te Rangi Maternity Home from 1915 until it closed in 1966. Join us to unveil a heritage panel that gives a fascinating glimpse of past maternity care.

Cnr of New Street and Halstead Street
Free

Thurs 16

10.30am

The adventures of Milly Molar & Freddy Fang

Help Milly and Freddy, two lone teeth to escape the clutches of the evil Perilous Plaque and Lolita Lolly. Pantomime style entertainment. Running time: 25-30 minutes.

Granary, Founders Heritage Park
$2

12-1pm

Out of the Cradle: Maternity care and more in New Zealand 1933-1973

Having a baby in New Zealand, and caring for children and infants, has seen many changes over the years. Once it was common place to have the family doctor deliver your baby, your Plunket book was always to hand, and baby contests were winning fundraisers.  Join us to view a selection of archival films from Nga Taonga Sound & Vision showing a slice of New Zealand life 1933-1973

 

Elma Turner Library Activity Room
Free

2pm

Rabbiting On

Story time for children with Dr Rabbit. Hop a long with young children for your favourite tales

Activity room Elma Turner Library
Free

Fri 17

10.30am

The adventures of Milly Molar & Freddy Fang

Help Milly and Freddy, two lone teeth to escape the clutches of the evil Perilous Plaque and Lolita Lolly. Pantomime style entertainment. Running time: 25-30 minutes.

Granary, Founders Heritage Park
$2 at Granary Door

10.30am & 2.30pm

The Melrose Masterpiece

Sylvia Wesney gives a lively insight into Col. Noel Percy’s passion for plantings and how his vision shaped the Melrose estate. Donation.
After your tour an optional "Melrose Cream Tea" will be served ($10). Bookings appreciated.

Melrose House café
Talk & walk: Donation
Cream tea: $10

6pm

Belle Pomodoro The Good Tomato

Have a happy night sampling delicious pizza at Club Italia. Be entertained by Karen Stade & Karen Price who share stories from their book “Pasta Prayer & Promise”; and Richard Daniell, food technologist speaking on health benefits of eating tomatoes. Ticket price includes pizza; cash bar available. Purchase tickets now from Council Customer Service Centre.
Door sales available on the night.

Club Italia, 9 Trafalgar Street
$20 entry  pizza included. Tickets needed.

Sat 18

10.30am

Guided walk

Nine near Nile walk uncovers stories of people and events around Hardy, Nile, Alton and Manuka Streets. Join guide Debbie for an hour long walk. Comfortable waking shoes recommended.

Starts Hardy St Entrance Queen's Gardens
Free

2pm

Mabel

Mabel Atkinson grew up at Fairfield House, in the late 1800s, and came from an accomplished and extraordinary extended family group: Her Uncle Harry Atkinson was NZ Premier, her father and brother were politicians and her family members helped establish Nelson College for Girls.
But what of Mabel? She was midwife, an early physiotherapist, World War One nurse and suffragette. She never married. Now in 2015, eighty years after her death, she returns to Fairfield House, the home she loved.  She has something she wants us to know…
Mabel is intimate, historical, powerful theatre incorporating multi-media and live performance.
Running time: 35 mins

Fairfield House

Tickets: Entry $5.  Limited places, booking recommended: 548 3640

 

 

4.30pm

Mabel

Extra show! Description above.

Fairfield House

Tickets: Entry $5.  Limited places, booking recommended: 548 3640

Sun  19

3.00pm

Fairfield Park  walk

Join a guided walk around Fairfield Park discovering stories of the past linked to old tombstones and memorials still standing.

Meet at Fairfield Park on  cnr Brougham and Upper Trafalgar Sts

2pm

Mabel

Mabel Atkinson Story Fairfield. Mabel Atkinson grew up at Fairfield House, in the late 1800s, and came from an accomplished and extraordinary extended family group: Her Uncle Harry Atkinson was NZ Premier, her father and brother were politicians and her family members helped establish Nelson College for Girls.
But what of Mabel?

Fairfield House

Tickets: Entry $5.  Limited places, booking recommended: 548 3640

Bookings on 548 3640

Ongoing Events

15 March- 17 April

Maitai Quiz

Have fun along the Maitai River pathway discovering native plants with interesting uses. Fill in your entry form (2.3MB PDF) and put in
the Quiz box by 4pm
Friday 17 April. You may be a lucky winner! Prizes include swim and movie passes.
On 11&12 April ONLY between 10am and midday Friends of Maitai helpers will be available to help you find plants.

Maitai Walkway

Fill in your free entry form (2.3MB PDF) and put in
the Quiz box at Elma Turner Library, Council Customer Service centre or Nelson Provincial Museum.

11-19 April

Medical Mixture

Self guided tour in the regional gallery to find some surprising items related to health and medicine.
Fun for all ages.

Nelson Provincial Museum  
Free guide map

4-19 April

Medical Mayhem

Four to ten year olds need to help us find the missing medical instruments around Founders Heritage Park. Small reward for those with correct answers.

Founders Heritage Park

1-19 April

Exhibitions

Heritage Heroes, motorbike from New Zealand Classic Motorcycles, and medical equipment all feature in diverse displays.

Elma Turner Library

1-19 April

From Cradle to Grave

Window Display

Nelson City Council, Halifax St window.

12 April 12.30 - 4pm

Wakefield Apple Fair

Bring your harvest apples and turn them into juice using modern and vintage apple presses. Free apples will be available for juicing too. Come and enjoy the market stalls, music and apple themed food and drink set in the picturesque Willow Bank Heritage village. Free entry. Contact Meredith meredithr_nz@yahoo.co.uk for more information.

Willow Bank Heritage Village

79 Wakefield-Kohatu highway (just south of Wakefield on the main road)

Ongoing

Further Afield

Stoke’s WW1 exhibition features the fallen soldiers of Stoke, their families and their connections to Isel

Isel House, Hilliard St, Stoke
Gold coin entry