Statements of General Policy

To provide leadership and direction in key areas of work, HNZPT has produced statements of general policy for five key activities, as required by section 17 of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014.

These statements of general policy cover

  • the management and use of historic places owned, controlled or vested in HNZPT
  • the administration of the archaeological provisions
  • the statutory role of advocacy
  • the administration of the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero, and
  • the administration of the National Historic Landmarks List/Ngā Manawhenua o Aotearoa me ōna Kōrero Tūturu.

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is required to consult on these policies.  The five draft general statements of policy were notified on 3 February 2015 and public submissions closed on 17 April 2015.  Heritage New Zealand considered the submissions received, and has prepared a summary of submissions for each of the general statements of policy which summarises the submissions, and provides a response to suggestions by submitters.  You can read the summaries alongside each of the policies below.

HNZPT Advocacy Policy
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Statement of General Policy: Heritage New Zealand's Statutory Role of Advocacy

Download a copy of the Statement of General Policy: Heritage New Zealand's Statutory Role of Advocacy approved 29 October 2015 (pdf, 251kb) by the Board.

You can also read a summary of the public submissions for this policy  and our response to suggestions (pdf, 743kb).

HNZPT Archaeology Policy
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Statement of General Policy: The Administration of the Archaeological Provisions

Download a copy of the Statement of General Policy: The Administration of the Archaeological Provisions under the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 (pdf, 232kb) approved 29 October 2015 by the Board.

You can also read a summary of the public submissions for this policy  and our response to suggestions (pdf, 464kb).

HNZPT Landmarks Policy
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Statement of General Policy: National Historic Landmarks

Download a copy of the Statement of General Policy: National Historic Landmarks/Ngā Manawhenua O Aotearoa me Ōna Kōrero Tūturu (pdf, 208kb) approved 29 October 2015  by the Board.

You can also read a summary of the public submissions for this policy  and our response to suggestions (pdf, 371kb).

HNZPT Heritage List Policy
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Statement of General Policy: New Zealand Heritage List

Download a copy of the Statement of General Policy: The Administration of the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero (pdf, 217kb) approved 29 October 2015  by the Board.

You can also read a summary of the public submissions for this policy  and our response to suggestions (pdf, 384kb).

HNZPT Properties Policy
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Statement of General Policy: Heritage New Zealand's Properties

Download a copy of the Statement of General Policy: The Management and Use of Historic Places Owned, Controlled or Vested in Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga (pdf, 208kb) approved 29 October 2015  by the Board.

You can also read a summary of the public submissions for this policy  and our response to suggestions (pdf, 395kb).