FAQs about donations

There are questions we're asked regularly about making donations to us.  We've tried to answer some of them here, but if you don't find what you're looking for, please call us on freephone (New Zealand only) on 0800 802 010 or (04) 472 4341 or email us.  

How do I make a donation to Heritage New Zealand?

You can donate via our website with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express credit card.  Heritage New Zealand is our legal name effective from 20 May 2014, although you may be more familiar with our previous name of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.

If you can't make an online donation, don't worry. You can still make a credit card donation over the telephone. Please call us on 0800 802 010 to arrange a donation.

Or you can donate by cheque using our postal donation form which you can complete, print and post for free. 

If you are unable to download this form, just send a cheque made payable to 'NZHPT’ or 'Heritage New Zealand' with an note with your name and address (so we can acknowledge your generosity and send a receipt) to:

Freepost 3206
Heritage New Zealand
PO Box 2629
Wellington 6011

How do I know my online donation is secure?  

To ensure your security, credit card details are sent through a secure payment server managed by DPS.  You can be sure of the secure nature of the form by checking that the page address in your web browser starts with https (the 's' means 'secure').  This means that all information is sent encrypted over the internet and cannot be intercepted.  

Furthermore, if your credit card is issued by the Bank of New Zealand, Westpac or by a bank outside New Zealand, you may see a pop-up box (3D secure) after entering your credit card details into the online payment system.

The "Verified by Visa" or Mastercard "SecureCode" scheme is a measure by these credit card companies to promote security, and prevent fraudulent transactions.  The 3D Secure facility requests a password related to the use of your card. The feature is provided by your bank, and is unrelated to Heritage New Zealand, or this website. 

How do I make a donation in memory of a loved one?

The best thing to do is to contact us so we know what your wishes are.

How do I leave a gift to Heritage New Zealand in my will?

We are incredibly grateful to everyone who considers leaving us a gift in their will. There are many questions to consider when writing this into your will.  This may include how to ensure you look after your family or how you might change a gift to reflect a change in your life circumstances.

Find out more about leaving gifts to us in your will or do please ring us on 0800 802 010 (within New Zealand) if you’d like to talk to a real person about your circumstances, concerns or questions.

Can I ask people to donate to Heritage New Zealand at my event or instead of giving gifts?

Yes, your guests can mark your special day or event by donating to our organisation instead of giving you gifts.  We can support you by providing you with items such as donation cards or forms to help make your occasion or fundraising a success.  Ring us on 0800 802 010  to find out more - ask to speak with the Funding Development Manager.