When you become a member of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, make a donation to this organisation, buy from us, attend an activity or event, or otherwise enter into a business or professional relationship with us, we respect your privacy. We do not sell, trade or share this information with anyone outside this organisation without your permission.

The information you provide is used for the purpose for which it was collected from you, to give effect to the relationship into which you have entered, and/or the provision of the services that we have agreed to provide. We do not otherwise hold or store personal information about you for longer than is required to provide the agreed service, fulfil any obligations that may arise from the transaction, or may be expected under New Zealand law.

When you visit this website, we collect information that does not identify individuals, but provides us with feedback about which pages are visited, how often the site is visited and other disclosed information. The aggregated statistical information of this type may be disclosed to third parties in the interest of making the site more efficient and effective, but this will never include information which identifies individuals.

Email newsletters

You will only receive email newsletters or advice about special offers, upcoming events and activities if you have expressly signed up for a newsletter through our website, by joining our membership programme or by other means where you have given us permission to contact you in this way.  You may unsubscribe to a newsletter service at any time using the unsubscribe link within each email sent by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, or by advising us via our general email address

Changes to your personal information

If you are a member of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga (formerly known as the New Zealand Historic Places Trust), you may request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you at any time. If you wish to change this information, please advise Membership Services by telephone, fax or email about the necessary changes.

Unsolicited email

Publication of email addresses on this site should not be taken as deemed consent to receiving unsolicited email. Persons or organisations wishing to send email material to individuals or organisations whose email addresses appear on this website must comply with the requirements of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 (Department of Internal Affairs’ website).

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Information Gathering Standards - Transparency Statement

Overarching statement

Section 57 of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 grants Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga a limited range of powers for the purposes of investigating criminal offending under the same Act. This is the only way in which Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga collects, uses and shares information gathered about members of the public or other entities (directly or indirectly) for the purpose of detecting or investigating potential.

We take care to exercise our information gathering powers appropriately and meet our obligations under the Privacy Act 1993, State Sector Code of Conduct, and Information Gathering Model Standards at all times.

Any such information gathering must be approved according to our internal authorisation process. That process is regularly reviewed, together with the associated activities, to ensure compliance with the law, our internal policies, and our risk management requirements.

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga does not, and will not, make use of external security consultants in relation to any of its activities. This statement applies to information gathered by us, our contractors, or any other third parties engaged by us.

Read our Information Gathering Standard and Transparency Statement (pdf, extract from our full Privacy Policy).

Enquiries and complaints

If you have any enquiries about our information gathering activities, or believe we have not acted in accordance with this statement, you should contact us at the following address:

Privacy Officer
Heritage New Zealand
PO Box 2629
Wellington 6104

Email: - Attn: Privacy Officer