Nominate and submit

Civic Theatre (List No. 100) courtesy of The.Rohit

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The New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero (the List) is a diverse and evolving resource, with regular entries, reviews and public feedback. 

Discover how you can get involved below.

Nominate a place for the List
Taratara Wāhi Tūpuna (List no.9851)
Discuss a nomination

Anyone can nominate a place for the List.

All nominations are assessed against set criteria and prioritised against other nominations. Each year a select number of successful nominations are chosen for progression onto the List.

During progression we work with applicants, landowners, mana whenua and community groups to write a report that examines the significance of the selected place. Public feedback is also sought.

The Board makes the final decision about historic places and historic areas and the Māori Heritage Council makes the final decision about wāhi tupuna, wāhi tapu and wāhi tapu areas.

You can view our Significance Assessment Guidelines to see how we assess a historic place or historic area for entry on the List.

Historic Hayes (List No.330) courtesy of Grant Sheehan
Contact us

To discuss a potential nomination for the List, contact your nearest Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga office.

Public submissions

We often request public submissions on places proposed for inclusion on the List and current List entries under review.

You can make a formal submission to provide feedback about any aspect of a proposed listing or its assessment report. Feedback should be submitted by email or post during the 20-day notification period.

Category 1 Historic Place | Tararua Forest Park

Field Hut

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is currently seeking submissions on the proposal report to list Field Hut, TARARUA FOREST PARK (List No. 9821), as a Category 1 historic place.

Submissions are due by 5pm on Friday 31 May. Please address your submissions to:

Attn: Natalie Marshall
Heritage Assessment Advisor Central
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Category 2 Historic Place | Timaru

Timaru Council Offices and Former Public Library (Façade)


Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga has reviewed the List entry for Timaru Council Offices and Former Public Library (Façade), TIMARU (List No. 2075). The review was conducted to account for changes made to the building that means it is now largely a façade.

We reviewed this List entry in agreement with Timaru District Council.

The Listing report is available to read here

The change to the List entry will take effect on 10 May 2024.  

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