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Join us as we discuss all things heritage including archaeological digs, heritage how-to's and more. 

  • The beauty of archaeology in story telling 07/05/2021

    Waiana Collier and Jemma Burling with James Robinson on Whare Ra Pā.

    “When archaeology and local knowledge come together they tell a beautiful story”.(Sandra Heihei)


  • Waitangi Day 2021

    You’ve seen wonders around the world, but have you seen them in your own backyard? Do you know your heritage? This Waitangi Day we’re opening the doors of some of our Heritage places for free for you to discover the heritage wonders of Aotearoa New Zealand.

  • Stoddart Weirs in Diamond Harbour recognised for historic and archaeological significance

    Stoddart Upper Weir

    Explore the Diamond Harbour Sports Ground at Stoddart Point in Canterbury and you may come across two straight terraces in a gully.  These unassuming structures are the remains of two former weirs built by early pākehā settler, Mark Stoddart.  In 1862, Stoddart built the weirs to create a pond as a reliable water supply for his stock and horticultural business.

  • Former Carnegie Library's future bleak

    Carnegie Centre Dannevirke

    The Friends of Carnegie have decided not to continue with their plan to renovate the Category 2 historic listed building in Dannevirke and return it to public use.

  • A new sponsorship to support heritage education in Marlborough 31/08/2020

    Steve Austin, Marlborough Heritage Trust

    Marlborough Lines has agreed to sponsor the Marlborough Heritage Trust’s education programme for schools to the value of $20,000 a year for five years.

  • Old Government Buildings box-frame and sash window restoration project 31/08/2020

    Workshop on sash window repairs at Old Government Buildings A recent workshop provided an opportunity for heritage supporters to help with a restoration project at the Old Government Buildings in Wellington and to learn some of the traditional skills needed to repair and restore the sash windows.
  • St John's in the City re-opens 31/08/2020

    St John’s Church, Wellington

    St John’s in the City, Wellington, the Category 1 listed Presbyterian Church, has celebrated its reopening after nearly two years of earthquake strengthening.

  • Nelson's Italian history honoured

    Pictured with the new heritage panel

    In early July, a two-sided panel was unveiled on Tasman Street, Nelson, including information about the history of The Wood and, in particular, the contributions made by members of the Italian community.

    The panel, jointly funded by the Nelson City Council and Nelson Civic Trust, included excerpts from Karen Stade and Karen Price’s history of the Italian community in Nelson – Pasta, Prayer and Promise.


  • New Zealand War Memorials 24/04/2020

    Poppies in a field

    To commemorate ANZAC Day we are looking at some of New Zealand's war memorials.

    War memorials come in all shapes and sizes in New Zealand, and represent all sorts of stories of bravery and grit. Here are just a few...

  • If you can't get enough archaeology 01/05/2020

    Russell Hook in Area 10 at Mangahawea If your appetite for New Zealand archaeology has been whetted over Archaeology Week, we have some further recommendations for your viewing and reading.
  • A summer of wonder itinerary 11/12/2019

    Sunset view over Māngungu Mission

    We've put together a brilliant Summer of wonder itinerary. Hop in the car with friends and family, pack the chilly bin and head to Northland.