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

  • 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.

  • Massey University Colombo Hall's heritage celebrated 01/02/2019

    Heritage New Zealand has recognised the significance of Colombo Hall, at Massey University’s Manawatū Campus, by adding it to the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero (the List) as a Category 2 historic place.

  • Tohu Whenua launches on West Coast today 07/12/2018

    Tohu Whenua, the national programme showcasing this country’s significant heritage places, is being launched on the West Coast today.

  • 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.

  • Formal opening returns timeball to Lyttelton 02/11/2018

    The timeball’s dropping at exactly 1pm from its new tower overlooking Lyttelton on 2 November celebrates a seven year project Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga has undertaken to return the distinctive feature to the port town.

  • Working together with our te reo Māori Heritage 27/06/2018

    Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (the Māori Language Commission) have joined in a Mahi Tahi (working together) agreement to promote and revitalise the Māori Language and, through the Māori Language, celebrate New Zealand’s heritage.

    Kua paihere a Te Pouhere Taonga me Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori i runga i tētahi whakaaetanga Mahi Tahi ki te whakatairanga me te whakarauora i te reo Māori, ā, mā te reo Māori, ka whakanuia ngā kōrero tuku iho o Aotearoa.

  • Extra funding delights Heritage New Zealand 24/05/2018

    Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is delighted with the allocation of an extra $6.3 million over four years announced in the Coalition Government’s budget on 17 May.

  • 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).