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

  • SSC's investigation into Thompson and Clark and relationships with public sector entities 18/12/2018

    The State Services Commission's investigation into Thompson and Clark and its relationships with public sector entities including Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga was released on 18 December 2018.  

    Heritage New Zealand has completed a review dating back to 2008 regarding this matter, and you can read our response to the Thompson & Clark (and other companies) investigation (pdf).

  • Tohu Whenua launches on West Coast today 07/12/2018

    Tohu Whenua, the national programme showcasing this country’s significant heritage places, is being launched on the West Coast today.

  • 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.

  • 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).