Heritage

Heritage

Heritage in the city

Buildings and public art give us a real sense of how the city has grown as well as commemorating our past, present and future.

Heritage walks

Historic walking tours within easy walking distances and longer historic trails, which require the use of public transport.

Heritage Week

An annual festival held in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula to celebrate the heritage of our district.

Council history

Christchurch was founded in 1850 on the arrival of about 800 settlers from the United Kingdom, and became New Zealand's first city, by Royal Charter, in 1856.

Heritage and its importance

Find our about our vision for protecting our heritage places in Christchurch, and the policies that guide us.

Regulations & Consents

Resource consent is required from Council for alterations to, or demolition of heritage items in the Christchurch City or Banks Peninsula District Plans.

Heritage listings

Heritage items can be listed in the Christchurch City and Banks Peninsula District Plans.

Grants & funding

Financial assistance for repairs and maintenance of heritage items.

Getting advice

Free advice to owners of heritage buildings, places and objects.

Women's Suffrage

A history of women's suffrage in Christchurch and information on the Kate Sheppard Memorial.

Council flag poles

The Council maintains flag poles in the following locations and are maintained quarterly.

ICOMOS New Zealand Charter 2010

The conservation of places of cultural heritage value and dedicated to the conservation of the world's historic monuments and sites.