The Far North has a rich history. The stories told through this history are very much part of the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of our communities today. It is important that our heritage is recognised through the District Plan so that these stories, and the artefacts that give structure to them, are protected.
A number of our historic buildings, objects, trees, archaeological sites, cultural heritage and sites of cultural significance to Maori are not adequately protected, or – in some cases – have not yet been formally identified. Consequently, there is a risk that sites are damaged or lost.