Rangihoua is considered one of the foundation places of modern bicultural New Zealand. The Operative District Plan has an alert layer over the Rangihoua area that provides information but has no rules. This area is recognised as having archaeological value of national significance, showing early Māori settlement and early European contact.
View map Rangihoua Heritage Area(JPG, 330KB)
Rangihoua pā is an important physical record of early Māori engineering and architecture. The draft heritage area includes pā sites, terraces, middens, and remains of a European mission station. It is the place where Marsden Cross is erected and represents the first recorded Christian sermon given on land in New Zealand. The addition of contemporary architecture further adds to the historical landscape.
Read the associated rules in the Draft District Plan.
Review the full assessment and recommendations in the independent report(PDF, 6MB).