News

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

  • Old St Paul's embarks on ground breaking project 15/11/2018

    Fundraising for a multi-million-dollar project to strengthen historic Old St Paul’s in central Wellington is underway ahead of its temporary closure next year to allow work to be carried out.

  • Name change reflects programme meaning 06/11/2018

    Tohu Whenua is the new name for a successful programme identifying and celebrating the significant historic and cultural places of Aotearoa. 

    "Tohu Whenua better reflects the programme’s increasingly national focus and meaning, replacing the original Landmarks Whenua Tohunga pilot name,” says Programme Manager Denise Stephens.


  • Formal opening returns timeball to Lyttelton 02/11/2018

    The timeball’s dropping at exactly 1pm from its new tower overlooking Lyttelton on 2 November celebrates a seven year project Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga has undertaken to return the distinctive feature to the port town.

  • 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.

  • 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).