The theme for 2021 is People and Place – our stories revealed
Here in Ōtautahi-Christchurch and Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū-Banks Peninsula, we have many stories, from Ngāi Tahu and other iwi, European settlers, Pasifika and people of many ethnic and cultural backgrounds who have made the district home.
The Christchurch Heritage Festival allows us to share the stories of the past that link us to this place. He tātai muka, he tātai tangata – weave together the strands, weave together the people.
This year’s theme is an opportunity to share stories that reflect the relationship of our diverse communities to places here in the Christchurch District or the wider Canterbury region.