Draft Heritage Policy | Taonga Tuku Iho

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Thank you for your enthusiastic and constructive feedback at the open days and online during the latest round of engagement on our draft Heritage Policy - Taonga Tuku Iho.


The draft policy was revised, in light of your feedback, and is now available via the link to your right.


Next Steps


Council’s Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee considered the revised draft Heritage Policy on 23 February. It agreed to a final formal consultation during March and early April. This consultation consists of:

  • Mana whenua reviewing the revised draft in particular section 5
  • Direct contact with submitters who provided written feedback so they can consider any further suggestions and/or concerns and discuss these with council
  • Electronic and hard copies are available through our community hubs, facilities, and on our Council website.

The draft Heritage Policy - Taonga Tuku Iho outlines Hutt City Council’s role in managing our city’s unique heritage, stories and culture. It covers how we will work with our communities to achieve their aspirations regarding heritage. Mana whenua is partnering with council so we accurately reflect the history and heritage of our community.

Council recognises that a city, where everyone has opportunities to thrive, is a city where all our communities’ heritage stories are valued, protected and celebrated.

Have your say

A summary of feedback and comments from the open day workshops is available via the link to your right.

Feedback on the draft policy will close on Friday 9 April. The Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee will make final decisions and recommendations to council on 27 April 2021.

Thank you for your enthusiastic and constructive feedback at the open days and online during the latest round of engagement on our draft Heritage Policy - Taonga Tuku Iho.


The draft policy was revised, in light of your feedback, and is now available via the link to your right.


Next Steps


Council’s Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee considered the revised draft Heritage Policy on 23 February. It agreed to a final formal consultation during March and early April. This consultation consists of:

  • Mana whenua reviewing the revised draft in particular section 5
  • Direct contact with submitters who provided written feedback so they can consider any further suggestions and/or concerns and discuss these with council
  • Electronic and hard copies are available through our community hubs, facilities, and on our Council website.

The draft Heritage Policy - Taonga Tuku Iho outlines Hutt City Council’s role in managing our city’s unique heritage, stories and culture. It covers how we will work with our communities to achieve their aspirations regarding heritage. Mana whenua is partnering with council so we accurately reflect the history and heritage of our community.

Council recognises that a city, where everyone has opportunities to thrive, is a city where all our communities’ heritage stories are valued, protected and celebrated.

Have your say

A summary of feedback and comments from the open day workshops is available via the link to your right.

Feedback on the draft policy will close on Friday 9 April. The Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee will make final decisions and recommendations to council on 27 April 2021.

  • Draft Heritage Policy receives public feedback

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    21 Dec 2020
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    Feedback was mainly supportive at the nine open days held in November and December on the draft Heritage Policy Review. Respondents supported the need to include archaeology and the social and storytelling elements in the policy and the council working with mana whenua to recognise their history, heritage and sites of significance.

    Comments also sought greater recognition and celebration of local heritage, and improved engagement with property owners, local experts, and community organisations on processes and incentives.

    Feedback included more explicit recognition of Pasifika identities and other new migrants in the policy. Others spoke about social connection to places and the past being important and clearer and stronger provisions for the HCC archives, some did not recognise their area as being historically significant.

    Keep an eye out on this page for updates early next year.

  • Council wants your view on what are our ‘heritage stories’

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    17 Nov 2020

    The council is updating its Heritage Policy 2008 and wants to see if you agree with its approach. Check out our Hutt at Heart site for the latest heritage stories as they come through.

  • Heritage webinar - 29 October 2020

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    We have a series of webinars organised over the next 3 months to help grow people’s understanding of heritage in the city, and encourage residents to get involved in Council’s review of its Heritage Policy and the review of the District Plan’s heritage chapter.

    You can watch the first webinar here: