Presented by Auckland Council, the much-loved Auckland Heritage Festival returns from 23 September – 8 October with the theme of ‘Peace, Love and Protest’ – marking 50 years since anti-nuclear protests were embraced by the nation.
Sail aboard Breeze, the brigantine that stood in for Rainbow Warrior on the 1985 peace flotilla to Moruroa; get a sneak peek inside historic St James Theatre to find out how campaigners plan to save this grand old building; or send along your older tamariki / children and rangatahi / teenagers to learn how to make an effective protest poster with award-winning cartoonist Toby Morris.
With over 160 events – many of which are free or low-cost – enjoy walks, talks, vintage markets and an afternoon tea or two, there's plenty on offer to interest everyone and learn about the generations of Aucklanders who have shaped the Tāmaki Makaurau we know today.
For a full list of events, visit the website or pick up a print programme from your local library from 7 September.
See you at the Auckland Heritage Festival.