Archaeological Authorities: legal protection of archaeological sites
The Historic Places Act 1993 makes it unlawful for anyone to damage an archaeological site without prior authority from the NZHPT. If there is chance you may damage a site, you must apply to the NZHPT for permission to do so. Contact us for advice and information.
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 and scale make it a valuable information resource.
National Heritage Preservation Incentive Fund
The National Heritage Preservation Incentive Fund, administered by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, provides financial incentives to encourage the conservation of nationally significant heritage places in private ownership.
Sustainable Management of Historic Heritage Guidance Series
The Sustainable Management of Historic Heritage guidance series aims to assist local authorities, owners of heritage places, iwi and hapu, and other stakeholders in the protection and conservation of historic heritage under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and other related resource management and planning legislation. The series consists of guidelines, discussion papers and information sheets.