Te tuku ihotanga o Tāmaki Makaurau
Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland's heritage
Why heritage is important
Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland has a rich historic heritage.
Heritage reinforces our sense of history, belonging, identity and place.
It enriches our environment, provides continuity and is a source of pride.
It helps define what is unique and distinctive about Auckland.
What is Auckland's historic heritage?
Our historic heritage includes:
- archaeological sites associated with either Māori or post-European settlement or activity
- places of significance to Māori, including wāhi tapu (sacred sites)
- burial grounds, historic cemeteries, memorials or monuments
- historic buildings, structures or objects
- heritage plantings including notable trees, gardens and parks
- maritime heritage including historic jetties, sea walls, balustrades and other coastal structures
- intangible places associated with past events or activities.
The Resource Management Act (1991) defines historic heritage as "natural and physical resources that contribute to an understanding and appreciation of New Zealand's history and cultures."
Our historic heritage priorities
The priorities for historic heritage within
The Auckland Plan 2050 are to:
- understand, value and share our heritage
- invest in our heritage
- empower collective stewardship of our heritage.
|Heritage walks and places||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/arts-culture-heritage/heritage-walks-places||Heritage walks and places||Discover Auckland's history through heritage walks, art works and historic information. ||aspx||Arts|
|Protecting our heritage||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/arts-culture-heritage/heritage/protecting-our-heritage||Protecting our heritage||A full list of heritages schedule, how to nominate for heritage protection, how we identify and evaluate mana whenua cultural sites, and heritage controls on your property.||aspx||Heritage|
|Heritage funding and grants||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/arts-culture-heritage/heritage/Pages/heritage-funding-grants.aspx||Heritage funding and grants||Find information about heritage funding and grant options. ||aspx||Heritage|
|Cultural Heritage Inventory||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/arts-culture-heritage/heritage/Pages/search-cultural-heritage-inventory.aspx||Cultural Heritage Inventory||Find out about specific historic heritage places. ||aspx||Heritage|
|Māori Cultural Heritage Programme (MCHP)||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/arts-culture-heritage/heritage/Pages/maori-cultural-heritage-programme.aspx||Māori Cultural Heritage Programme (MCHP)||Read about how we will work with mana whenua to recognise and protect Māori cultural heritage in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland.||aspx|
|Family history archives||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/arts-culture-heritage/heritage/archives/Pages/family-history-archives.aspx||Family history archives||Find out what family history records council archives has available, and search online. ||aspx||Archives|
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