Archaeology is the discovery, recovery and interpretation of the surviving evidence of past human activity in its context in or above the ground. Archaeological sites are distinguished from other heritage sites because they are relics of our past.
Search the Register
The Register online includes entries for registered historic places and historic areas, but not for those registered as wahi tapu. Each entry includes general registration information, and many include images and a short history.
Cook Strait Earthquake
The Cook Strait earthquake on Sunday 21 July caused some damage to buildings. Here's some information for property owners.
The NZHPT has a range of brochures, guidelines and other publications about the sustainable management of historic heritage that assist local authorities, owners and developers to identify and manage historic heritage in accordance with legislative requirements, and good practice nationally and internationally.