About this site

This website is owned and managed by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga. Find out more here about its purpose, disclaimer and copyright.

The site looks different – general site changes

The site’s design was refreshed and other functionalities added or updated in March 2023. The site structure has changed so if you had pages bookmarked or added to your favourites, you'll need to update those links. Use the site search (at top right) to help relocate those pages. If you've linked to property page within the List Online database, you can also use the List Online search. Some pages may have been removed completely because they have become too dated.

Some sections have moved around and been grouped under different headings in response to user feedback and where they'd logically try to find things. For example, you'll find the New Zealand Heritage List and our properties under “Places”.

Improving your experience of the website

Your browser’s cache temporarily stores images, scripts, and other parts of websites you visit in order to speed up your browsing experience. This can affect your experience of any website the next time you visit, especially where changes may have been made to it since your last visit.

If you are having trouble using this website or any part of it, try clearing your browser’s cache first for the changes to take effect. Refer to your browser’s help function for further guidance on how to clear your cache or browser history.

Screen Settings

This website has been designed to be viewed at a screen setting of 1280 x 1024 pixels for desktop. It is formatted to automatically respond to mobile devices including tablets and smart phones and display content in a way that suits the type of device and its orientation.

To change your screen settings, click your right mouse button while on your pc's desktop. From the menu select Screen Resolution. The menu will allow you to adjust the resolution of your monitor.

Although the site is fully responsive (mobile friendly), please understand that it is not possible to adjust the site experience to suit all available platforms, makes and models of devices and we cannot predict how individual users may have set up their devices to suit personal needs. Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga has tried to provide for the majority of our users based on site statistics.


Elements within this site may require you to enable flash and/or javascript for the most effective viewing of the site content.

You can change the text size on our website if you are having trouble reading it – check your browser help function to learn more.

Click the red accessibility icon at the lower left of your view screen to make adjustments for an easier visual experience such as text size, spacing, aids for dyslexia and colour vision deficiencies.

Text descriptions (as ALT text) have been added to images, describing their content so that everyone can access them.

For details about our properties or workplace’s physical accessibility, get in touch directly: see Contact Us. Visitheritage.co.nz also offers information about visiting the properties we care for and their accessibility.

Supported browsers

This website has been designed to work best in modern browser versions which support HTML and CSS standards including Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari (iOS) and Android. If you are using older browser versions, you may still be able to see the content but it may not be fully functional. You are advised to update your browser to the most current version.


Most pages in this site have been optimised to print in portrait (vertical) format, with much of the navigation removed. Please use your browser’s Print tool to print. You can use the Print Preview feature to check for the layout and page breaks.


The information available on or through this website is intended to provide general information to the public and all reasonable effort has been made to ensure its quality, reliability and accuracy. Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga:

  • may change, delete, add to, or otherwise amend information contained on this website without notice
  • reserves the right to withdraw its website or any pages within the site at any time and without prior warning. Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga will endeavour to advise users of its website in advance of any withdrawal, in part or full, whether such withdrawal is temporary or permanent.
  • is not responsible for the content of other websites linked to or referenced from this website. Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga does not necessarily endorse the information, content, presentation, or accuracy of linked websites, nor makes any warranty, express or implied, regarding these other websites. Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and does not have control over availability of the linked pages
  • has checked files which may be downloaded from this website for viruses or other materials that may cause damage to computer systems or files and does not accept any liability for any damage caused by downloading any materials from this site
  • The contents of this website should not be construed as legal advice.
  • Reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service whether by trade name, trademark, manufacture, or otherwise does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.

Each page on this website must be read in conjunction with this disclaimer and any other disclaimer that forms part of it.


© Copyright Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga 2023. PO Box 2629, Wellington 6140.

None of the content of this website may be reproduced, copied, used, communicated to the public or transmitted without the express written permission of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, except for the purposes of private study, research, review or education, as provided for in the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994.

For written permission to reproduce information on this website for purposes other than personal use, please contact National Office, information@heritage.org.nz. When information from this website is used in any context, please reference it to the website of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, acknowledging the author as appropriate.

Some material on this site such as articles, images, research and recordings may be identified as being the copyright of a third party, and is being used on this site with the permission of those authors. Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is committed to respecting the intellectual property rights of others – authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Images of Taonga Māori

Images of taonga have cultural significance to Māori. Such images and their associated information should be used for personal use only.

Need more help?

If you are having difficulty viewing this site on desktop, tablet or phone after reading the advice here about the browsers the site is optimised for and other tips for improving your experience, please get in touch

Advice about seeking permission to reproduce or use material from this site or from other Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga publications and resources may be found in the Terms and Conditions.

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Site Design and Production

This site was designed and built for Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga by Tribal Aotearoa.

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