Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014

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Functions and powers

13 Functions of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

(1)

In order to achieve the purpose of this Act, the functions of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga are—

(a)

to identify, record, investigate, assess, list, protect, and conserve historic places, historic areas, wāhi tūpuna, wāhi tapu, and wāhi tapu areas or enter such places and areas on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero, or to assist in doing those things, keeping permanent records of that work, and providing support for persons with a legal or equitable interest in such places and areas:

(b)

to continue and maintain the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero:

(c)

to advocate the conservation and protection of historic places, historic areas, wāhi tūpuna, wāhi tapu, and wāhi tapu areas:

(d)

to foster public interest and involvement in historic places and historic areas and in identifying, recording, investigating, assessing, protecting, and conserving them, maintaining the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero, and entering such places on that list:

(e)

to issue authorities in accordance with this Act:

(f)

to manage, administer, and control historic places, buildings, and other property owned or controlled by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga or vested in it to ensure their protection, preservation, and conservation:

(g)

in the event of a national or local emergency or a national or local transition period (under the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002), to provide advice on heritage matters:

(h)

to establish and maintain a list of places of outstanding national heritage value, to be called the National Historic Landmarks/Ngā Manawhenua o Aotearoa me ōna Kōrero Tūturu:

(i)

to act as a heritage protection authority under Part 8 of the Resource Management Act 1991 for the purposes of protecting—

(i)

the whole or part of a historic place, historic area, wāhi tūpuna, wāhi tapu, or wāhi tapu area; and

(ii)

land surrounding the historic place, historic area, wāhi tūpuna, wāhi tapu, or wāhi tapu area that is reasonably necessary to ensure the protection and reasonable enjoyment of the historic place, historic area, wāhi tūpuna, wāhi tapu, or wāhi tapu area.

(2)

In performing its function under subsection (1)(c), Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga must recognise the interests of an owner, as far as those interests are known, in a particular historic place, historic area, wāhi tūpuna, wāhi tapu, or wāhi tapu area.

(3)

The Minister must not give directions to Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga that concern heritage matters relating to particular historic places, historic areas, wāhi tūpuna, wāhi tapu, or wāhi tapu areas.

(4)

However, subsection (3) does not apply to the powers of the Minister under subpart 2 of Part 4 (which provides for the creation and maintenance of the Landmarks list).

Section 13(1)(g): amended, at 9.59 pm on 29 November 2016, by section 42 of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 88).