About the Register
The NZHPT's Register informs property owners and the public about New Zealand's heritage places and assists protection of these places under the Resource Management Act 1991. Its size, scale and national focus makes it an important historical information resource.
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.
Nominate a historic place
Anyone can apply to have a historic place or area put on the Register. Consultation is important so if the place is considered a good candidate for registration, interested parties such as owners, tangata whenua and the local authority will be informed.
The NZHPT will often seek comments from the public regarding proposals for registration, or reviews current registrations. These comments are taken into account when the NZHPT Board makes its decision. Proposals for registration are publicly notified.
Recent registrations and reviews
The final decision regarding registration is made by NZHPT's Board, or for wahi tapu and wahi tapu areas, by the Maori Heritage Council. Find out about the most recently registered historic places here.
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.
This month in history
Find out about key events in New Zealand's history through the places that were witness to them.