About Us

We are an independent incorporated society and registered charity, but affiliated with the national organisation Historic Places Aotearoa.

HPW aims to work in cooperation with local authorities, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and other organisations in the Wellington region concerned with the preservation of historic heritage. Our region includes Wellington city, Kapiti Coast, Porirua, and Hutt Valley.

The principal aims of Historic Places Wellington Incorporated are to:

  • promote the identification, protection and conservation of historic places in the Wellington region, for the benefit of communities and the general public; and
  • inform, advise and educate the public on the significance of historic heritage.

In 2011 we took over the role of the Wellington Branch Committee of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, which has been disestablished. New Zealand Historic Places Trust is now called Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.

The current committee of HPW is: David Batchelor, Deborah Cranko, John Daniels, Peter Dowell, Nigel Isaacs, Jamie Jacobs, Christina Mackay, Vivienne Morrell, Ben Schrader, Priscilla Williams and Felicity Wong. Heather Nelson manages membership (ex officio).

Office holders are:
  • Peter Dowell, Chairman
  • Priscilla Williams, Vice Chairman
  • Deb Cranko, Treasurer
  • Vivienne Morrell, Minutes Secretary

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