Heritage New Zealand

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga (initially the National Historic Places Trust and then, from 1963 to 2014, the New Zealand Historic Places Trust) (Māori: Pouhere Taonga) is a Crown entity with a membership of around 20,000 people that advocates for the protection of ancestral sites and heritage buildings in New Zealand. It was set up through the Historic Places Act 1954 with a mission to "...promote the identification, protection, preservation and conservation of the historical and cultural heritage of New Zealand" and is an autonomous Crown entity. Its current enabling legislation is the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014.

Heritage New Zealand
Pouhere Taonga
New Zealand Historic Places Trust logo
TypeCrown entity
PurposeProtecting New Zealand's heritage
HeadquartersAntrim House, Boulcott Street
Region served
New Zealand
Hon. Marian Hobbs
Main organ
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AffiliationsMinister for Arts Culture and Heritage
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Department of Conservation
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