The Hawke’s Bay Heritage Awards are our opportunity to recognise and celebrate those whose talents and energies preserve our cultural heritage and inspire us to connect with our past, so that we can all feel more confident in our future.
The people who called Te Matau-a-Māui / Hawke’s Bay home in the past have left their mark on the place we all call home today; through their sites of significance, the places they built, the artifacts they left behind and the stories they told.
Their legacies gift to us our sense of place, our sense of belonging, our sense of identity. They tell the stories of our past and our progress as a region.
Domestic Saved and Restored Award:
Retention and Restoration of domestic architecture more than 50 years old. Rehabilitation, adaptive reuse or continued maintenance are all eligible.
Public Realm Saved and Restored Award:
Retention and Restoration of a public or commercial building or structure more than 50 years old. Public realm is defined as any publicly owned streets, pathways, right of ways, parks, publicly accessible open spaces, publicly accessible commercial buildings, any public and civic building and facility. The quality of our public realm is vital if we are to be successful in creating environments that people want to live and work in.
Art Deco Era Saved and Restored Award:
Retention and Restoration of art deco era architecture (1910s to 1960s). Rehabilitation, adaptive reuse or continued maintenance are all eligible.
Heritage Tourism Award:
Heritage tourist attraction award. This includes cultural precincts, events and heritage destinations and attractions.
Maori Realm Award:
Leadership / contribution to the retention and /or restoration of a building or structure more than 50 years old and containing Maori values or associated with Te Ao Maori.
Leadership / contribution to the preservation and / or restoration of parks, open spaces and places and structures associated with Te Ao Maori or containing Maori values.
Leadership / contribution to cultural tourist attractions including cultural precincts, events and Maori destinations and attractions associated with Te Ao Maori or containing Maori values.
Recognition of commitment, investment or a unique solution to earthquake strengthening which has saved or will now protect a heritage building.
Future Heritage Award:
This award will recognise a new building showing sensitivity to the streetscape and landscape and one which will secure a cultural legacy for the future.
Hawke’s Bay Heritage Hero Award:
The telling of the Hawke’s Bay story by an organisation, group or individual. Includes publications, education programmes, exhibitions, websites or activities that promote heritage retention, conservation and education. Heritage advocacy.
the next Heritage Awards will be held in 2024
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