The Hawke’s Bay Heritage Awards

The Hawke’s Bay Heritage Awards

Award categories

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.

Seismic Award:

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.

Click here to read about the 2022 Heritage Award Winners

Join us the 2024 Hawke’s Bay Heritage Awards from at the Napier War Memorial Centre, from 4.30pm, Friday, 8 November.

Nominations for the 2024 Heritage Awards to open 1 August until 31 August 2024.


2024 Hawke’s Bay Heritage Awards Nomination Form

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Name of Nominator(Required)
Nominator's address
Name of the person or the project (as it would appear on the award)
Location of project
Name of contact person for the project?(Required)
If the organisers require additional information regarding the nomination, who should we contact?
Which award category are you nominating a person / project for?
Nominate an individual, project or organisation deserving of an award. Please select one or more award categories.
Please include as much detail as possible about the significance of contribution to the heritage sector of the person or project; the historic/ heritage significance of the project; the physical elements and complexity of the work undertaken and the impact within local area.
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Only completed project will be considered for awards.
Please provide a 'Hero' image for the project(Required)
Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
Please tick to confirm the following are included in your nomination(Required)
Please provide as much information as possible.
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Accepted file types: jpg, pdf, gif, doc, docx, Max. file size: 50 MB.
    Please include all information you wish the judges to consider in support of the award nomination.
    If the building/site owner: I/we consent to members of the judging committee visiting the project as part of the judging process and being professional photographed if necessary?
    How did you hear about the Hawke's Bay Heritage Awards(Required)
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    Thank you to our Presenting Partners

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    and Supporting Partners

    Art Deco Trust

    Hawke’s Bay Tourism

    Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

    Historic Places Aotearoa

    Historic Places Hawke’s Bay

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