Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014

5 What this Act does

(1)

This section is a guide to the overall scheme and effect of this Act, but does not affect the interpretation or application of the other provisions of the Act.

(2)

This Act—

(a)

repeals the Historic Places Act 1993; and

(b)

continues the body known as the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (Pouhere Taonga) under the name Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga; and

(c)

continues the Māori Heritage Council; and

(d)

continues to provide for heritage covenants; and

(e)

continues to prohibit the modification or destruction of an archaeological site unless an authority for the modification or destruction is obtained from Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga under this Act; and

(f)

provides for an appropriate response about heritage matters in the event of a national or local emergency being declared, or notice of a national or local transition period being given, under the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002; and

(g)

continues the system for a list (formerly the Register), to be known as the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero, comprising historic places, historic areas, wāhi tapu, and wāhi tapu areas, and also to include wāhi tūpuna, as a means for recognising heritage values; and

(h)

provides for the establishment and maintenance of a list to be known as the National Historic Landmarks/Ngā Manawhenua o Aotearoa me ōna Kōrero Tūturu; and

(i)

includes sanctions for breaches of this Act; and

(j)

sets out certain administrative and transitional matters, including the dissolution of branch committees.

Section 5(2)(f): amended, at 9.59 pm on 29 November 2016, by section 42 of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 88).