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Heritage Month activities continue

Posted on 17 February 2021

Waipā District Libraries popular Heritage month is back for 2021 and can continue on schedule following the Government's announcement on 17 February.

February is packed full of activities which highlight the wealth of heritage Waipā has to offer.

Heritage walks will again be the highlight and those postponed in mid February will be rescheduled.

Jennie Gainsford's first Cambridge Suburban Heritage Walk was very popular and the two postponed walks will be rescheduled.

Councillor Roger Gordon who has already held the presentation on the First 10 Years of Cambridge together with Greg Gascoigne will make a second presentation on 23 February on Cambridge's built heritage and will again be hosting the Central Heritage Walks in Cambridge.

Alan Hall will lead the Te Awamutu Central Heritage Walk.  While the presentation on Modernism is to be rescheduled, this talk will benefit anyone interested in the walk and is a follow on from Hall's talk last year on New Wine in Old Bottles.

There is a wealth of heritage in Kihikihi and this is focus of the final two events.

The inaugural Kihikihi Summer Stroll on Saturday 27 February is an initiative of the Te Awamutu Community Board, Kihikihi Police House and Temple Cottage Trust and Māori Women's Welfare League and is a fantastic addition to Heritage Month. Members of the Te Awamutu Community Board will be at Temple Cottage and a self-guided heritage walk of Kihikihi is available between 1-3pm. A concert by The Cossie Ukes will be held at the Turata Reserve from 3-4pm.

A guided walk of Kihikihi will also be available on Wednesday 3 March with Sandra Metcalfe.

A full list of events is available (click here). Most walks require registration.

Events Community Cambridge & Te Awamutu