Find out about Council's heritage strategy: Our Heritage, Our Taonga – Heritage Strategy 2019–2029.

On 28 February 2019, the Council adopted a new Heritage Strategy: Our Heritage, Our Taonga.

The strategy is a high-level document that sets out how we intend to work in ongoing partnership with Ngāi Tahu and in collaboration with our communities to identify, protect and celebrate heritage.

The strategy presents a broadened view of heritage. It includes the built and natural environment, tangible and intangible heritage, including stories, memories and traditions, and movable heritage.

Ngāi Tahu taonga is acknowledged and integrated, and the heritage of the city’s diverse cultures and distinctive communities is respected and provided for.