What are the places, plants, landscapes, buildings, memories, history, traditions and more that folk living in the bucolic greeness north of Hamilton hold dear?
It is holding a series of workshops to gather views with one scheduled for Tuesday, June 17, 6.30pm, in committee rooms 1 & 2, council office, 15 Galileo St, Ngaruawahia. This takes in Taupiri, Gordonton, Hukanui, Ngaruawahia and surrounding areas.
The meeting will discuss the heritage of more than this area, being a chance to also canvas the historic legacy of Tamahere, Matangi, Raglan, Newstead and Eureka among others.
The aim of the meetings is to establish a framework that supports the district’s heritage and identifies destinations that people will want to know about, visit and enjoy.
There are many forms of heritage, including built heritage – the legacy of man-made buildings, structures and objects and associated intangible attributes, and natural heritage – places and objects in the rural and natural environment, including flora and fauna.
There is also cultural heritage – tangible things such as artifacts, buildings, gardens, landscapes, historic places, relics of the past, and all material remains big and small along with the more intangible – folklore, language, music, dance, manners, memories, customs, traditions, histories, and notions of identity.