The following organisations have information about protecting
heritage in the Bay of Plenty
Bay of Plenty Regional
Will work with landowners to provide financial and technical
assistance in the preservation or restoration of native vegetation
as part of the soil and water conservation work. Can provide
information of heritage areas, and advice about protection.
Can provide advice and financial assistance with voluntary
protection measures can lease or purchase areas deemed to have
significant conservation values can be contacted at your local
New Zealand Historic Places Trust
Is the lead crown agency responsible for the care and protection
of historic places in New Zealand can arrange heritage covenants
for areas of historical value.
Address: P O Box 2629, Wellington
Telephone: 04 4724341
Facsimile: 04 4990699
Maori Heritage Council
Was established under the Historic Places Act 1983 to
specifically preserve Maori historic heritage assists iwi/hapu
around the country with legislative mechanisms, process and
strategies to enable the preservation, protection and management of
Maori heritage in the region.
Department of Conservation
Is the lead crown agency responsible for conservation in New
Zealand. They offer a range of conservation covenants and
advice and can be contacted at your local office.
Queen Elizabeth II National Trust
Set up in 1977 to establish an Open Space Covenant to protect
privately owned 'areas of land or bodies of water that serve to
preserve or to facilitate the preservation of any landscape of
aesthetic, cultural, recreational, scenic, scientific, or social
interest or value.' has since protected more than 55,000
hectares through setting up around 1500 covenants, including around
110 in the Bay of Plenty region, ranging from large areas to sites
of less than a hectare.
Address: P O Box 3341, Wellington
Telephone: 04 4726626
Facsimile: 04 4725578
Nga Whenua Rahui
Provides funding to help Maori protect land with significant
indigenous forest on it.
Geological Society of New Zealand
Researches and provides information about places of geological
Forest Heritage Fund
Established by the government in 1990 to help fund voluntary and
permanent protection of indigenous forest on private land includes
purchasing land where appropriate.
Address: P O Box 10420, Wellington
Telephone: 04 4710726
Facsimile: 04 4713018
New Zealand Native Forests Restoration
Is a private voluntary organisation purchases land with the aim
of protecting and restoring native forest.
Address: P O Box 80-007, Green Bay, Auckland 7
Telephone: 09 6367564
Facsimile: 09 5249234
Is a voluntary organisation dedicated to the preservation,
restoration and maintenance of wetlands can provide financial
assistance and advice regarding wetland preservation or
Address: P O Box 9795, Newmarket, Auckland
Telephone: 09 6259002
New Zealand Archaeological Association
Has recorded 52,000 archaeological sites around New Zealand and
nearly 9,000 in the Bay of Plenty, Bay of Plenty Regional Council
has the computer database CINZAS (Central Index of New Zealand
Archaeological Sites Data Base) which identifies these sites.
Provides advice about protection of sites.
Federated Farmers of New Zealand
Is a New Zealand wide organisation promotes the voluntary
protection of natural values can be contacted at your local
Fish and Game Council
Can provide specialist support and advice for landowners seeking
to enhance wetlands or develop farm ponds for game bird habitat
they can also assist with covenants can be contacted at your local
Forest and Bird
Provides local conservation advice and co-ordinates community
Telephone: 04 385 7374.
NZ Landcare Trust
Assists with and gives advice about Landcare groups.
Telephone: 07 522 6144.
What are covenants?
Covenants are legal agreements.
Covenants offer landowners the opportunity to provide long-term,
voluntary protection for natural areas, while retaining the
ownership and management responsibility of the land, with matters
such as public access generally at the owners' discretion.
Any future or existing landowners are restricted in what they do
with the protected area.