24 May 2024

Explained: New Zealand's Heritage List

From Nights, 10:18 pm on 24 May 2024

There are more than 6,000 buildings, homes and places on Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga's historic place register. 

But how do they get there?

Anna Renton-Green is the heritage list manager and she speaks to Emile Donovan about what makes something heritage and what happens to those buildings on the list.

A 50th birthday cake for the Hannah Playhouse 2023 made by Stiletto Bakery Johnsonville

A cake depicting Wellington's rhomboid Hannah Playhouse, which attracted controversy when it was added to the Heritage List. Photo: supplied