Media Advisory - Opening of the historic former Public Trust Office building - 27 October 2015

22-Oct-2015 8:34 AM

Journalists and camera operators are invited to attend the opening of the new Ministry for Culture and Heritage premises in the iconic former Public Trust Office building in Wellington.

Journalists and camera operators are invited to attend the opening of the new Ministry for Culture and Heritage premises in the iconic former Public Trust Office building in Wellington.
The building will be officially opened by Hon Maggie Barry ONZM, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage.
When:            3.30pm Tuesday 27 October 2015
Where:           Ground Floor
Former Public Trust Building
131-135 Lambton Quay, Wellington
 
After the formalities there will be an opportunity to obtain camera footage of the building and talk with Hon Maggie Barry, building owner Maurice Clark, MCH Chief Executive Paul James and invited guests.
 
The Ministry for Culture and Heritage is taking up a 15-year lease in this Category 1 heritage listed building. The building was first opened in 1909 for the office of the Public Trust and has been earthquake strengthened to meet current high standards with a modern fit-out sensitive to its historic values
 
Media representatives wishing to attend are asked to be present outside the building by 3.15pm. Due to the nature of the event and the number of people attending entry to the building cannot be guaranteed for media representatives after 3.15pm.

This will be the only opportunity for media to get full access to the building. Because the building will be occupied by the Ministry from the beginning of the day media are asked to respect it as a working environment.

Please confirm your attendance to Tony Wallace, Manager Communications, Ministry for Culture and Heritage at email: tony.wallace@mch.govt.nz or mobile 021 564909, by midday on Friday 23 October.

 
Media contacts
Tony Wallace
Manager Communications
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Phone 021 564 909 email: tony.wallace@mch.govt.nz
 
Christine Seymour
Senior Communications Advisor
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Phone 027 807 9400 email: christine.seymour@mch.govt.nz