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Help keep our heritage places alive, join our membership programme. There are lots of great benefits in store just for you.
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Everyday people like you have helped us undertake more programmes in heritage conservation than we might otherwise be able to do.  Please keep helping - it makes a big difference.

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Shop.Heritage, our online store for a range of products that are sure to light your candle - or even your hurricane lamp!



There are more opportunities to apply for funding to care for a historic place than you might think.  Our National Heritage Preservation Incentive fund is just one.

The Mooring


Takamore site visit

Get in touch if you're planning work around your historic home, we're here to help.  Local office staff can assist in many ways to ensure great outcomes.  Check out our Resources section too.

Archaeological authorities

It is unlawful to damage an archaeological site without authority. Apply to Heritage New Zealand for permission.

Investigation on a housing development


Digital library

Heritage New Zealand holds an extensive collection of unpublished archaeological reports in its Digital Library, resulting from site surveys and excavations from research programmes and authorities.

Archaeologist in the field


We've produced a number of guidelines and information sheets to provide the professionals with advice and assistance for heritage conservation.   Check out the Archaeological Guidelines and the Sustainable Heritage Management Guidance Series.  Look over the Resources section too.

Māori heritage

Our specialist Pouārahi (Māori Heritage Advisers) provide advice about the care of Māori heritage places, and assist initiatives  to preserve taonga through the Maori Buildings Conservation Programme.



Teacher resource

The Heritage Explorer resource supports teachers of year 1 to 10 students (curriculum levels 1-5). Linking with the New Zealand Curriculum, it explores ways to develop understanding about heritage, identity and why places are worth preserving.

Beyond the classroom

Where social history comes to life - our properties are a great place for learning at any age.  Some have education programmes and resources available for use on onsite and in class - Highwic and Old St Paul's are just two. 

On a quest Sweet Pea expert Croquet at Highwic



Historic places have powerful and provocative stories to tell.  Heritage New Zealand's properties are authentic, in their original settings and form a network of places to share. Inspiring and beguiling, experience our history right where it happened.

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Driving history

The Waikato War Driving Tour and Path to Nationhood app bring history to life through totally modern devices. See history through new eyes. Buckle yourself in, use the downloadable files and maps to explore and relive key moments while you stand on the sites.

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High Street stories

Travel back in time to Christchurch's High Street before the earthquakes with the power of augmented reality. 

High Street Stories