National Historic Landmarks

The National Historic Landmarks/Ngā Manawhenua o Aotearoa me ōna Kōrero Tūturu is a list of places of outstanding national heritage value.

National Historic Landmarks/Ngā Manawhenua o Aotearoa me ōna Kōrero Tūturu to be established

Under the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga must establish and maintain a list of places of outstanding national heritage value, to be called the National Historic Landmarks/Ngā Manawhenua o Aotearoa me ōna Kōrero Tūturu.

The purpose of the Landmarks list is to promote an appreciation of the places of greatest heritage value to the people of New Zealand. It is also to promote the conservation of these places, including their protection from natural disasters.

Places on the Landmarks list must be of outstanding national heritage value, having regard to:

  • the outstanding historical significance of the place in relation to people, events, and ideas of the past
  • the outstanding physical significance of the place in relation to its archaeological, architectural, design, and technological qualities
  • the outstanding cultural significance of the place to tangata whenua and other communities in relation to its social, spiritual, traditional, or ancestral associations.

Applications for the Landmarks list are not yet open.  Please contact the Registrar if you have any queries about National Historic Landmarks.

HNZPT Landmarks Policy
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General Statement of Policy: National Historic Landmarks

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.  One of these is for 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).