The New Zealand Historic Places Trust site contains several sections that will be of great assistance to persons interested in the area of historic and cultural preservation, or for those interested in a different perspective on the practice and art of historical preservation. The research centerpiece of the site is the New Zealand Historic Places Register, which contains information on over 1,000 different sites, including the Wahi Tapu, which are places sacred to the Maori, New Zealand's indigenous people. Searching the register is quite user-friendly, as visitors can search by place name, region, current or former use, dates of original construction, and a handful of other criteria. Similar to many other historic preservation agencies, the New Zealand Historic Places Trust also has a section devoted to Heritage at Risk, which lists existing historic structures or places that are currently threatened with demolition or significant alteration. For persons interested in visiting New Zealand, there is an interactive map divided into regions where basic information about the historic sites of interest throughout the country.


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