NZHPT Restructuring: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Bill Passes First Reading

The Bill (No. 327-1) has been referred to Parliament's Local Government and Environment Committee.
"This bill replaces the Historic Places Act 1993, which established the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (Pouhere Taonga), to rename the Trust as Heritage New Zealand and reform its governance and structure."
First Reading: 8/5/12
Submissions due: 21/6/12 19/7/12
Report due: 8/11/12
Historic Places Aotearoa is preparing a submission. Contact Anna Crighton (President Historic Places Aotearoa.)
Local Government and Environment Committee Members- (more…)

Onepoto Story

One of Napier's Oldest Streets
Napier is known as New Zealand's art deco capital because in 1931 this was the style of architecture chosen for rebuilding the city after the Hawke's Bay earthquake. But there is much more to Napier's built heritage than this.

Imperial troops quartered at Napier. A watercolour by surveyor Robert Park of the Onepoto Valley during the early 1860s. The route of Main Street can be seen winding its way up the gully with a glimpse of the flag flying at the Gore-Brown Barracks on the skyline; later to become the site of the Napier Public Hospital. Image: Canterbury Museum (more…)