Nominate a place

The New Zealand Heritage List / Rārangi Kōrero (previously the Register) is the national collection of New Zealand’s treasured heritage places. Anyone can apply to have a place or area considered for entry on the List.

To find out more about The New Zealand Heritage List / Rārangi Kōrero, see About the List.

How to nominate a place

If you would like to nominate a historic place or a historic area for entry on the List or learn more about the process get in touch with your local Heritage New Zealand office for an application form. For more information see this information sheet.

If you would like to nominate a wāhi tupuna, wāhi tapu or wāhi tapu area for entry on the List get in touch with the Pou Rārangi Taonga for an application form.

To request a change to the type, category or extent of a List entry or to apply to have a List entry removed, a review will be required – please contact the Manager Heritage Listing. For more information about the review process, see About the List.

What happens next

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is able to progress only a limited number of applications each year. A preliminary assessment and prioritisation of all applications received is undertaken annually, to determine which will be progressed. If prioritised a report is prepared to explain why the place or area is considered to be worthy. 

For historic places and historic areas, the final decision regarding entry on the List is made by the Board.

The Māori Heritage Council makes the final decision regarding wāhi tūpuna, wāhi tapu and wāhi tapu areas.

You can view our Significance Assessment Guidelines to see how we assess a historic place or historic area for entry on the List.

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Please note that registration of historic places, historic areas, wāhi tūpuna, wāhi tapu or wāhi tapu areas by Heritage New Zealand identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.