Devonport-Takapuna Local Board


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Heritage Awards 2016

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board is calling out for applications and nominations for their 2016 Local Board Heritage Awards.

The purpose of the awards is to showcase and celebrate heritage in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area, and provide recognition for the efforts of individuals and groups doing valuable work in this field.

Three award categories have been created for these awards:

  • Heritage Champion Award
  • Heritage Restoration Award
  • Heritage Education Award.

The local board is keen to attract both applications and nominations for these awards.

All applications and nominations need to be for projects or programmes that have taken place within the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area in the last 12 months, and were completed by the closing of applications

Please read the awards information (PDF 213KB) to ensure you have included everything required to make your application successful.

Applications and nominations open on 20 June 2016 and close at 4pm on 9 August 2016.

We will contact awards finalists by 9 September 2016. 

An awards ceremony will be held for finalists at the Lakehouse in Takapuna on Sunday 2 October 2016.

2016 Heritage Award categories

Heritage Champion Award

The award recognises the outstanding contribution of individuals and/or community-based or non-profit organisations to the protection, conservation, management and promotion of historic heritage.

It is open to individuals and community-based organisations whose contributions have shown distinction in those areas in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area.

Heritage Restoration Award

The award recognises a completed project focussed on historic heritage conservation, including projects showing innovation in adaptive re-use and engineering work.

We encourage nominations for residential or commercial projects, small or large. We will accept applications from private, professional or not-for–profit sectors.

We will assess projects against a wide spectrum of criteria including the final heritage outcome, conservation principles and practices, community benefits, challenges faced and learnings from the project.

Heritage Education Award

The award recognises a historic heritage publication, interpretation or a research project related to education, training or raising of awareness.

Examples could include interpretative sign(s), oral history recordings, a historic trail, a festival, or a research publication or mobile phone application.

Awards eligibility

The awards are open to individuals, community-based non-profit organisations or non-government agencies.

We welcome nominations from professional practices and contractors. Where the nomination relates to a specific commissioned project it must only be submitted with the prior consent of the client. If successful, the award will be awarded to the client.

Projects and work undertaken must be based within the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area.

Projects must have been completed within the year and before the closing date of the application.

Please inform the nominees before you nominate them and ask them for their consent.

How to apply

Complete the online application/nomination form.

If you have questions, or need help to complete your application or nomination form, please contact Devonport-Takapuna Local Board office on 09 301 0101 or email

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