An annual festival held in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula to celebrate the heritage of our district.

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Christchurch’s Heritage Week is over for another year

It was fantastic to see so many heritage events running across the City, Banks Peninsula and Selwyn during Beca Heritage Week 2018 which ran from 12 to 22 October. It was great to welcome Selwyn District back into the programme this year. 

We would like to thank all those who contributed to making Beca Heritage Week 2018 successful, particularly the sponsors, event partners, community event providers and the many attendees.

Each year the Heritage Ambassador Award is awarded at the launch of Heritage Week to a community event provider who has contributed engaging community based Heritage Week events over a period of several years. This year the Heritage Ambassador Award went to the Avebury House Community Trust. Congratulations to the Trust on receiving this well-deserved recognition for their contribution to Heritage Week since 2002.

A summary report on Beca Heritage Week 2018 will be available on this page once we have collated the material from the festival. See below photos from some of this year’s partnership events. Also check out the winners of this year's New Zealand Heritage Book and Writing Awards(external link) which was part of the community event programme this year.

Planning for Christchurch Heritage Week 2019 gets underway

We welcome new and returning event providers to apply to join the Christchurch Heritage Week 2019 programme. The first opportunity to find out about the theme and what’s involved in taking part in 2019, will be the Community Event Providers’ Meeting which will be held around April/May 2019.

If you have any queries regarding Christchurch Heritage Week or would like to be added to our email list for direct updates on how planning for Christchurch Heritage Week 2019 is progressing please email: