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.
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A soon to be ratified deal between the Taranaki Maunga Collective and the Crown is poised to bring an end to 158 years of Crown ownership in a redress of an 1865 breach of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
A writing slate with a link to one of New Zealand’s earliest schools is one of several found beneath the floorboards of Kerikeri Mission Station’s Kemp House in 2000, and likely dates back to the early 1830s.
As we approach the second anniversary of Matariki as an official public holiday, we take inspiration from the practise of hautapu, which some whānau have been practising for generations.
Wooden crosses, salvaged from the wreck of HMS Buffalo near Whitianga, have been presented to the descendants of French-Canadian dissident Francois Prieur in Quebec.
One of the last remaining of its type, this heritage taonga in Pōneke Wellington has been recognised as Category 2 on the New Zealand Heritage List Rārangi Kōrero.