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Wellington’s Government Buildings Historic Reserve is open for the public to discover with a guide each Saturday at 10am and 2pm, up until Easter weekend.

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Art and conservation join forces to restore Tamatea/Dusky Sound in a nationally toured exhibition featuring some of New Zealand’s most renowned artists.

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Dulux is providing support for a complete exterior repaint of the Old Government Buildings in Wellington – the largest wooden building in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Great Barrier Island is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, but in October 1894 it was the site of one of New Zealand’s worst shipwrecks with around 130 lives lost.

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Now a family-friendly walking and mountain biking track, the Rimutaka Incline was the site of New Zealand’s first rail disaster. Jackie Breen from the Heritage Team tells the story.

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On 26 August 1866 the first telegraph line was laid between the North and the South Islands forever changing New Zealand and its relationship with the world.

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Last month DOC invited the public to look around Government Buildings Historic Reserve during Wellington’s 150th birthday weekend.

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