Ngā Manawhenua o Aotearoa me ōna Kōrero Tūturu

National Historic Landmarks

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National Historic Landmarks/Ngā Manawhenua o Aotearoa me ōna Kōrero Tūturu (National Historic Landmarks) are places of outstanding national heritage value.


National Historic Landmarks tell the stories of who we are as New Zealanders, encouraging an appreciation of these places and a commitment to their ongoing protection.

To be considered for recognition as a National Historic Landmark, a heritage place must demonstrate:

  • historical, physical, and/or cultural significance
  • wide public support
  • an approved risk management plan
  • owner agreement
  • appropriate legal protection
Te Pitowhenua
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Te Pitowhenua/Waitangi Treaty Grounds is the inaugural National Historic Landmark. It is the site where Te Tiriti o Waitangi was first signed in 1840 is fundamental to our cultural identity and origin as a modern bicultural nation.
National War Memorial
Proposed National Historic Landmark
Feedback was recently sought for the inclusion of the National War Memorial as a National Historic Landmark. The National War Memorial represents those who have served and fallen in overseas wars and peacekeeping operations.
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