News

Keep up to date with Heritage New Zealand's projects, properties and activities by reading our media releases.

  • Hon. Marian Hobbs appointed Heritage New Zealand Board Chair 18/07/2019

    Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga welcomes the appointment of the Hon. Marian Hobbs as its Board chair, for a three year term that ends on 30 June 2022.

  • First National Historic Landmark adds layer to recognition 27/06/2019

    Today’s naming of Te Pitowhenua Waitangi Treaty Grounds as a National Historic Landmark by Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Grant Robertson adds another valuable layer to the recognition and safeguarding of our country’s most valuable built and land-based taonga, says Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Chief Executive Andrew Coleman.

  • Suffrage banners fitting end to Suffrage 125 30/04/2019

    A Suffrage 125 celebration with a difference is currently happening at the Old Government Buildings in Wellington. A display of 30 origjnal hand-stitched banners, made by artists, craftspeople, children and other interested participants in a series of workshops held in historic places around the country, is taking pride of place in a building that was the centre of Government at the time when the women’s suffrage bill was passed in 1893.

  • Strengthening work underway at Old St Paul's 29/04/2019

    Historic Old St Paul’s in Wellington has been saved once – now it’s being saved again as work begins this month on strengthening, upgrading and restoring the Heritage New Zealand cared for property.

  • Prominent Wellington heritage property gifted to Heritage New Zealand 16/02/2019

    In an act of incredible generosity, Wellingtonian Susan Price has gifted her block of flats – Chevening in Kelburn – to Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.

  • Old St Paul's embarks on ground breaking project 15/11/2018

    Fundraising for a multi-million-dollar project to strengthen historic Old St Paul’s in central Wellington is underway ahead of its temporary closure next year to allow work to be carried out.

  • Name change reflects programme meaning 06/11/2018

    Tohu Whenua is the new name for a successful programme identifying and celebrating the significant historic and cultural places of Aotearoa. 

    "Tohu Whenua better reflects the programme’s increasingly national focus and meaning, replacing the original Landmarks Whenua Tohunga pilot name,” says Programme Manager Denise Stephens.


  • Important reminder on finding archaeological artefacts 21/12/2015

    Heading into the holiday period Heritage New Zealand is reminding people what to do if potential archaeological artefacts are unearthed and how to avoid breaking the law.

  • Reminder on how to deal with koiwi 13/03/2014

    Take note and report – that’s the message from the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) to anyone that finds kōiwi tangata (human remains).