Tag: Online Commentary

“Why Aotearoa New Zealand’s early Polynesian settlement should be recognised with World Heritage Site status” Stuff Online Article

"Why Aotearoa New Zealand's early Polynesian settlement should be recognised with World Heritage Site status" Stuff Online

"OPINION: Aotearoa New Zealand likes to think it punches above its weight internationally, but there is one area where we are conspicuously falling behind — the number of sites recognised by the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. ... "


This article by Alexander Gillespie, Professor of Law at the University of Waikato and Valmaine Toki, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Waikato appeared in the "The Conversation" under a Creative Commons License.


“Why Heritage is an Important Community Asset” Heritage Perth Online Commentary

Heritage Perth make some very sound arguments on Heritage as a Community Asset.

"Heritage sites and buildings can have a very positive influence on many aspects of the way a community develops. Regeneration, housing, education, economic growth and community engagement are examples of the ways in which heritage can make a very positive contribution to community life. ...."

"Areas where the heritage is understood and valued tend to be better looked after than those where heritage items have no link with the community. Such links help to foster civic responsibility and citizenship and contribute to everyone’s quality of life."