Useful Links

This page contains links to other websites that readers might find useful:

Wellington region:

Historic Places Wellington Facebook page

Wellington City Council – page on Heritage Sites (includes a link to a PDF file of items included in the Council’s heritage schedule)

Wellington City Council’s searchable online heritage inventory

Wellington City Council’s pre-1930 buildings rule. Includes maps of the areas where this applies (you need a resource consent to remove a pre-1930 building in these areas)

Hutt City Council information on heritage (section 14F of the District Plan is the relevant one – see the 14F Appendices for their heritage schedule)

Kapiti District Council heritage information (includes a link to their heritage schedule)

A website with information about the history of Paekakariki (

Architectural Centre [Wellington]

New Zealand Institute of Architects Wellington branch on Facebook

Victoria University of Wellington School of Architecture

Wellington Region Heritage Promotion Council

Kapiti Heritage Group

Karori Historical Society website

Mt Victoria Historical Society

He Ara Pukerua – Pukerua Bay Heritage Group Facebook page.

Onslow Historical Society

Otaki Historical Society

Petone Historical Society (Facebook)

Tawa Historical Society

Thorndon Society

Southern Bays Historical Society

Engineering New Zealand has two self-guided engineering heritage walking tours of Wellington – download the app.

New Zealand:

Historic Places Aotearoa (HPA)

All their newsletters (Oculus) can be found on their website here.


National register of earthquake prone buildings – you can search by address, area or browse by map

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga (formerly NZ Historic Places Trust)

Heritage New Zealand List (takes you to the ‘search the List’ page)

Heritage New Zealand’s online archaeological report library

Tohu Whenua – stories of significant heritage in various regions of New Zealand (more will be added over time)

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

BRANZ (Building Research Institute of NZ) and Build Magazine

Here are links to a series of articles in Build Magazine about renovating older houses:

Houses ripe for renovation Keeping in character Getting down to it The finishing touches

New Zealand Institute of Architects

New Zealand History Federation

DOCOMOMO NZ – and their register of modern buildings – documents Modern movement buildings in NZ

ICOMOS NZ – International Council on Monuments and Sites

A 2008 DoC guide to the maintenance and repair of historic concrete structures (PDF).

A few overseas links:

US National Trust for Historic Preservation – Blog series on Why do old places matter?

San Francisco City historic preservation website

Historic England

More information on Historic England’s research, and a guidebook on caring for traditional windows. A study on the place of heritage to local residents, called Heritage and society (2016). [PDF]

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings [UK] includes some resources.

Institute of Historic Building Conservation (UK)

A leaflet on the economic benefits of heritage preservation from Saskatchewan, Canada.

Working heritage holidays for young people in the UK.

Historic Environment Scotland – has many publications that may be of interest. For example, use the search function to find their many Technical Papers on topics relevant to traditional buildings.

Heritage Council of Victoria, Australia. Some resources on heritage and sustainability.

And, from this page you can download a guide to renovating a historic building, including some case studies.