Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014

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Version as at 12 April 2022

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Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014

Public Act
2014 No 26
Date of assent
19 May 2014
see section 2

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.


5What this Act does
7Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi)
8Act binds the Crown
9Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
10Governing body of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
11Power of Minister to appoint special adviser to Board
12Status of special adviser
13Functions of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
14Powers of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
15Rights of entry onto land
16Statements of general policy
17Procedures for adopting policy statements
18Amendments to general policy statements
19Conservation plans
20Duty to act consistently with general policy and plans
22Delegations to Māori Heritage Council
24Protection of names
25Exemption from taxation
26Māori Heritage Council continued
27Functions of Māori Heritage Council
28Powers of Māori Heritage Council
29Deputy chairperson of Council
30Resignation or removal from office
31Leave of absence
32Co-opted members
33Extraordinary vacancies
34Powers of Council not affected by vacancies
35Meetings of Council
36Chairperson of Board entitled to attend meetings of Council
37Proceedings not affected by certain irregularities
38Application of Crown Entities Act 2004 to Council
39Heritage covenants
40Effect of heritage covenant
41Registrar-General of Land must register instruments
42Archaeological sites not to be modified or destroyed
43Declaration of archaeological site
44Applications for authorities
45Application for approval of person to carry out activity
46Information that must be provided with application for authority
47Processing of applications for authorities
49Factors relevant to making determination
50Time within which applications to be determined
51Notification of determination
52Imposition of conditions on authorities
53Review of conditions of authority
54Commencement and duration of authorities
55Effect of grant of authority by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
56Exploratory investigation of site or locality
57Powers and duties of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga if no authority held for activity
58Rights of appeal
59Decision on appeal
60Purpose and application of subpart
61Application for emergency authority
62Determination of applications
63Condition requiring investigation
64Appeal rights
65New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero
67Applications relating to historic places or historic areas
68Applications relating to wāhi tūpuna, wāhi tapu, or wāhi tapu areas
69Procedure to determine applications
70Independent assessors to be appointed
72Entries may be included on New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero by agreement
73When entry on New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero takes effect
74When local authorities must have particular regard to recommendations
75Proposals affecting wāhi tapu areas entered on New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero
76Information to be supplied to territorial authorities
77Availability of New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero
78Review, variation, or removal of entries on New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero
79Removal of entries on New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero in cases of destruction or demolition
81National Historic Landmarks/Ngā Manawhenua o Aotearoa me ōna Kōrero Tūturu to be established
82How places may be included on Landmarks list
83Review of Landmarks list by Minister
84Owner may seek review
85Offence of intentionally modifying or destroying property of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
86Offence of modifying or destroying land subject to heritage covenant
87Offence of modifying or destroying archaeological site
88Offence of breaching conditions of authority
89Offence of refusing access, etc
90Other offences
91Liability of principal for acts of agents
94Strict liability and defences
95Offender to give name and address
96Limitation period for filing charging document
97Contributions to funds of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
98Local authorities may transfer land to Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
100References to Trust
101Expiry of term of office
102Branch committees dissolved
103General transitional provision
104Giving of notices
107Consequential amendments

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: