2 May 2018
Heritage fund eligibility widened for owners
To further promote the ongoing protection and future of significant historic and heritage sites, the Government has broadened the eligibility criteria of the National Heritage Preservation Incentive Fund (NHPIF) that Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga administers on its behalf.
From 1 May, applications are open to all private property owners of places listed on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero, with the exception of historic areas. This includes Category 1 and Category 2 properties, as well as sites of significance to Māori. The closing date for applications to the $500,000 contestable fund is 16 July.
“We are particularly interested in receiving applications for the conservation of sites significant to Māori, sites that support regional economic development and those supporting seismic strengthening by assisting with a professional seismic assessment being undertaken,” says Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Chief Executive Andrew Coleman. (more…)