Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is the leading bicultural government agency charged with identifying, preserving and promoting our unique heritage.
We offer advice, support and administer Rārangi Kōrero/The New Zealand Heritage List, the national statutory record of our rich and diverse heritage places.
Documenting Our Heritage
Help us refresh our images of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most significant historic places!
Our Outreach Advisor Rosemary Baird shares her experience of collecting oral history memories at the Ōtira Tunnel Centenary celebrations.
Beehive pottery kilns have been added to the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero.
Overseen by the curious and beady eyes of our native tīwaiwaka, tūī and kākā, a tiny orchard of fruit trees is taking root near the ancient waterway of Kumutoto in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington.
Walkers and cyclists in Ōtepoti Dunedin will have a better understanding of the heritage underfoot (or wheel), thanks to the contributions of our Otago team.