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.
The history of lost buildings and places is fascinating, and highlights the importance of protecting them for future generations to enjoy. Explore the stories of registered heritage places that have been lost to the ravages of man and nature.
Heritage Buildings and Places post-Earthquake
The NZHPT's staff are working with the CERA, Councils and other authorities offering assistance and support. Our thoughts and best wishes are with everyone affected. See our FAQs page for information regarding historic places post-earthquake.
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.