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Kerikeri is a nationally rare example of a very intact cultural landscape, incorporating heritage sites such as Kororipo Pā, Kemp House and the Stone Store. It is an example of a modern interpretation of nineteenth century modes of living and interaction between cultures, through Ngāti Rēhia’s living village, Te Ahurea. This area is a national and international heritage destination and the site is included as a priority on the New Zealand list for nomination as a World Heritage Site.

View map for Kerikeri Heritage Area(JPG, 783KB)

The draft heritage area absorbs the existing visual buffer area and has been expanded to recognise early orchard subdivisions, a change of building development from the more urban core, and to capture archaeologically sensitive areas on the slopes surrounding Kororipo Pā and the mission settlement.

Read the associated rules in the Draft District Plan.
Review the full assessment and recommendations in the independent report(PDF, 6MB).