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

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Strength from Struggle – Remembering our courageous communities

This year there are some significant anniversaries in terms of large-scale national and international events, including:

  • 125 years since women’s suffrage was achieved in New Zealand
  • 100 years since the World War I armistice
  • 100 years since the 1918 influenza pandemic.

The theme for Beca Heritage Week 2018 reflects these significant anniversaries, which were hard-won or hard-fought struggles in world and New Zealand history. 

These anniversaries present an opportunity to remember the challenges faced by many communities in the past, commemorate the loss, courage and endurance of those who came before us, and celebrate their victories.

Email heritage@ccc.govt.nz for Heritage Week enquiries.