Heritage is an important part of the fabric of this community.

It’s important that we preserve heritage now so future generations can continue to appreciate and enjoy our unique cultural heritage 

Our heritage gives an identity to our time and place in history, connects us to past and future generations, contributes to our sense of national identity, and reflects human achievement. It influences our values and behaviour and structures our present lifestyles.

The Council's Vision for Heritage

Heritage values, places and items are identified, promoted and sustainably managed for the appreciation of present and future residents and visitors.

The Heritage Strategy - Action Plan

The Council adopted a Heritage Strategy in April 2010. It identified 30 priority actions (80 actions in total) and 12 of these actions will be implemented over the next 3 years.

National Historic Landmarks/ Ngā Manawhenua o Aotearoa me ōna Kōrero Tūturu

National Historic Landmarks/ Ngā Manawhenua o Aotearoa me ōna Kōrero Tūturu is an initiative introduced by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga to better recognise and protect those heritage places that New Zealanders care deeply about. Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga was charged with establishing a list of outstanding heritage places that are cornerstones of our identity as New Zealanders. Landmarks Whenua Tohunga is a joint initiative of Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.

The purpose of the Landmarks list is to promote an appreciation of the places of greatest heritage value to the people of New Zealand. It is also to promote the conservation of these places, including their protection from natural disasters.

Search the List – Discover the diversity of our heritage places and find out more about our region’s sites of significance

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