Draft Heritage Policy receives public feedback

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.

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