Have your say on Our Heritage, Our Taonga
We are now seeking public feedback on a strategy aimed at celebrating and protecting one of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula’s most vital assets – its rich and often hidden heritage.
The Draft Heritage Strategy 2019–2029(external link) seeks public comment on how the Council, in partnership with Ngāi Tahu, will protect and celebrate heritage in the community – whatever form it may take.
Consultation runs from Wednesday 10 October to Monday 12 November 2018.
Read more on Newsline.(external link)
The draft strategy outlines four distinct goals, along with steps to achieve them:
- Our Heritage, Our Taonga is accessible to all and shared and celebrated.
- Our Heritage, Our Taonga from Christchurch and Banks Peninsula’s six papatipu rūnanga is acknowledged with respect to their mana whenua and in accordance with their values and culture.
- Our Heritage, Our Taonga includes and respects all the cultures and distinct communities of the district.
- Our Heritage, Our Taonga is protected through collaboration and partnership.
Visit Have Your Say to read the draft strategy and give feedback(external link). You can also pay a visit to one of our drop-in sessions around Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.
A hearings panel will hear submissions on the draft strategy in December 2018.
Once the strategy has been finalised and adopted, it will be rolled out in 2019, following an implementation plan developed in collaboration with the community.