Keep up to date with Heritage New Zealand's projects, properties and activities by reading our media releases.

  • Working together with our te reo Māori Heritage 27/06/2018

    Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (the Māori Language Commission) have joined in a Mahi Tahi (working together) agreement to promote and revitalise the Māori Language and, through the Māori Language, celebrate New Zealand’s heritage.

    Kua paihere a Te Pouhere Taonga me Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori i runga i tētahi whakaaetanga Mahi Tahi ki te whakatairanga me te whakarauora i te reo Māori, ā, mā te reo Māori, ka whakanuia ngā kōrero tuku iho o Aotearoa.

  • Extra funding delights Heritage New Zealand 24/05/2018

    Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is delighted with the allocation of an extra $6.3 million over four years announced in the Coalition Government’s budget on 17 May.

  • Antrim House open for Waitangi Day 29/01/2018

    A prominent heritage treasure in the heart of Wellington will be opened to the public this Waitangi Day.  Antrim House in Boulcott St, Wellington, the National Office of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, is one of 16 Heritage New Zealand properties nationwide celebrating New Zealand’s national day by offering free entry to view the historic property. 

  • Double celebration at Totara Estate 29/01/2018

    A double celebration is planned at Totara Estate, just south of Oamaru, on Waitangi Day as the property opens its doors and formally acknowledges recognition of the site as an Otago Landmark Whenua Tohunga.

  • Landmarks honour recognised at Hayes 29/01/2018

    A triple treat is in store at Hayes Engineering Works in Oturehua, Central Otago, early next month as the heritage property hosts an action-packed day on 4 February when the machinery is in full action, the naming of the site as an Otago Landmark Whenua Tohunga is recognised and, on Waitangi Day, the property is open free to the public.

  • Free entry again to properties on Waitangi Day 19/01/2018

    Following huge public demand, Heritage New Zealand’s staffed properties will again be open free of charge as the country marks its national day, Waitangi Day, on 6 February.

  • Otago Landmarks highlights region's rich history 15/12/2017

    Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is delighted with the inclusion of two properties it cares for – Totara Estate and Hayes Engineering Works – in the 12 Otago Landmarks Whenua Tohunga sites announced today by Hon David Clark.

  • Cathedral decision delights Heritage New Zealand 09/09/2017

    Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is delighted at today’s announcement to restore Christ Church Cathedral, having been involved as an advisor to the Government appointed working party during the decision-making process.

  • Heritage New Zealand delighted with property transfers 29/06/2017

    Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is delighted with the acquisition of the Government Buildings Historic Reserve and Turnbull House Historic Reserve in central Wellington as part of a property portfolio realignment with the Department of Conservation and Ministry for Culture and Heritage announced today.

  • Onsite work at Timeball begins with sod turning on 5 July 21/06/2017

    The first sod will be turned at the Reserve Terrace site in Lyttelton on Wednesday 5 July at a construction blessing to mark the beginning of onsite work to return the iconic black Timeball, with its Cantabrian red stripe, and tower to the port town.

  • Timeball tower rebuild expected to start in July 22/03/2017

    Offsite work has progressed on returning the Timeball tower and mechanism to Lyttelton’s skyline, with work at the Reserve Terrace site expected to begin in July.

  • Tapuwae promotes value of Maori heritage to all 08/03/2017

    Promoting the value of Māori heritage to all New Zealanders is a key message in the publication ofTapuwae by Heritage New Zealand’s Māori Heritage Council released today.

  • Important reminder on finding archaeological artefacts 21/12/2015

    Heading into the holiday period Heritage New Zealand is reminding people what to do if potential archaeological artefacts are unearthed and how to avoid breaking the law.

  • Reminder on how to deal with koiwi 13/03/2014

    Take note and report – that’s the message from the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) to anyone that finds kōiwi tangata (human remains).