Exploring the Cultural Landscape
NZPlaces is about locations in New Zealand where people and the landscape have interacted.
Any place that has become part of New Zealand's history by virtue of an event, natural phenomena, interesting engineering, architecture or artwork. Anywhere people have touched the landscape and maybe it has responded, can be considered part of our cultural landscape.
Some of these special places have been overlooked. Knowing about them can add interest to our country and extend our understanding of our history and the society in which we live.
Knowing about nearby places in a neighbourhood can be planet friendly. NZPlaces emphasises options for travel by foot, bicycle or public transport.
Some places appeal so that people congregate in them. Successful urban design makes them popular.
We highlight the social successes that cement our communities.