About Us

  • Introduction to Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

    Without vision the people will perish

    Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is the leading national historic heritage agency. We operate in an environment marked by a growing interest in heritage, recognition of its social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits to our country, and awareness of its importance to national identity. 

  • Offices

    Antrim House interior door

    Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga's national office is based in Antrim House, Wellington.  Regional and area offices are located in Kerikeri, Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.  Each is staffed by specialist advisors who are able to provide expert assistance on heritage conservation issues, including resource management and the New Zealand Heritage List.

  • Executive and senior management


    All our people share a commitment to creating an environment in which New Zealand culture thrives and our heritage is valued and preserved.  Find out about the people holding senior leadership roles. 

  • Careers and job vacancies

    Job vacancies at Heritage New Zealand are advertised on this website, and across a range of other appropriate media including daily newspapers. Find out more about  the diversity of roles in the organisation.

  • Board

    Hon Marian Hobbs

    Heritage New Zealand is governed by an eight-member Board appointed by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage.

  • Māori Heritage Council

    John Clarke

    The Māori Heritage Council assists Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga in developing and reflecting a bicultural view in the exercise of its powers and functions. It advocates for the interests of Pouhere Taonga and Council in so far as they relate to Māori heritage at any public or Māori forum.

  • Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act - What's New?

    Government crest

    The Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 replaced the Historic Places Act 1993 on 20 May 2014. The new legislation reforms the governance of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust in line with its status as a Crown entity and streamlines many procedures under the Act. For example, the new archaeological provisions are intended to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and improve alignment with the Resource Management Act 1991. 

  • Official Information Act requests and responses

    Digital Library

    The Official Information Act 1982  (OIA) helps New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and anyone in New Zealand to access information held by governments and government agencies. This promotes openness and transparency, and enables public participation in government.  Here you will find a summary of recent requests for information sought from Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga under this legislation.  Occasionally, you may find our responses to other relevant public service sector investigations in this section.