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

A wide variety of free events are on from 9 to 26 October including family fun days, talks, open days, tours and more.

Council History

From the first meeting of the Christchurch Municipal Council in 1862 to the formation of Christchurch City Council and up to the present day.

Council Archives

Our records date back to when the Council was first established in 1862 and include records from amalgamated local authorities.

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.