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The Heritage EQUIP website provides advice and guidance to those involved in earthquake strengthening heritage buildings. This website is managed by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.



Access to or use of this website (heritageequip.govt.nz) constitutes consent to the following terms:

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Unless otherwise stated, text on this website, and where specifically stated, individual images (the copyright of which is owned by Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage), is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 New Zealand licence (Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial Licence). 

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Departmental or governmental emblems, logos or Coat of Arms may not be used in any way which infringes any provision of the Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981 or would infringe such provision if the relevant use occurred within New Zealand. Attribution to Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage should be in written form and not by reproduction of any such emblem, logo or Coat of Arms.

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You are free to copy, distribute and adapt text works (and those images subject to this licence where specifically stated) for non-commercial purposes, as long as you attribute the work to Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage and abide by the other licence terms. 

Commercial use

You will need to contact Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage for permission to use the material for commercial use.

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Copyright held by third parties — most images and other media

This website has some text and other items which are used with the copyright holder’s permission. These items are provided on this website for the purpose of personal and non-commercial study. You may not reproduce (in print or electronic format) these items without obtaining the permission of the copyright holder. For written permission to use these items for any purpose other than personal and non-commercial study, please contact the copyright holder. Specific copyright statements may accompany individual items. 

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If you publish or distribute content on this website that is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 New Zealand licence to the public without adapting it, the following attribution to Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage should be used:

‘Source: www.heritageequip.govt.nz, the Heritage EQUIP website of Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Licensed by Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 3.0 New Zealand Licence.'

Privacy statement

You may browse and access information on this website without providing any personal information.

Where you voluntarily provide personal information (such as through email feedback or online forms), unless otherwise stated we will only use that information to improve our services and to communicate with you. We will keep any such information secure, and will only disclose personal information with your consent, or if we are legally required to do so.

Disclosure of information

This information is held by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage (MCH). You have the right to see any information we hold about you, and to ask us to correct any of your information that we hold. Please email: [email protected] if you have any concerns.

Data Tracking used by this website

We use Google Analytics to collect and analyse details about the use of our website. We do this to help us improve this site and our services. The data is collected and stored on the Google server and is viewable by authorised staff. We do not share this information with any other agency.

This information is aggregated and non-personally identifying. It includes:

  • your IP address
  • the search terms you used
  • the pages you accessed on our site and the links you clicked on
  • the date and time you visited the site
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  • other incidental matters such as screen resolution, the release of your installed Flash version and the language setting of your browser.

The Google privacy policy & principles describes how they treat personal information obtained from Google Analytics.


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Data tracking used by our email client for e-newsletters

MCH uses Campaign Monitor, a dedicated e-newsletter communication tool, to manage and distribute e-newsletters. Campaign Monitor is based in Australia and may use servers based in the United States of America and countries in Europe, so if you are on our mailing list your information might be disclosed or used in those countries. Campaign Monitor will use your information in accordance with its Privacy Policy.

MCH monitors the effectiveness of these newsletters using analytical tools offered by Campaign Monitor that collect the following information:

  • Unique opens – The number and email addresses of subscribers that have opened the email
  • Email client usage – which email account (Gmail, Outlook, Hotmail) was used to open the email
  • Regions – Where this email has been opened
  • Bounced – The number of emails that weren’t successful due to an inactive address, DNS failure, or if the recipient’s mailbox was full
  • Not opened – The number and email addresses of subscribers that didn’t open the email
  • Shares – The number of times the newsletter has been shared via email, Facebook or Twitter by subscriber
  • Most popular links – The most clicks on any links directing to other websites or information not contained in the email

There is no ability to collect information beyond this, or to track the recipient outside of a specific e-newsletter. Once the recipient has closed the newsletter, no further information can be collected. When you unsubscribe to our alerts or newsletters, your details will be deleted from the database.

If you have any concerns about personal information that we hold, please email [email protected] or write to:

The Privacy Officer
Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage
PO Box 5364
Wellington 6140



Hypertext links to other web locations are for the convenience of users and do not constitute any endorsement or authorisation by Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked websites. We do not guarantee that these links will work all the time and we have no control over availability of the linked pages.


This website has been developed using the New Zealand Government Web Guidelines and the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. We want to ensure that our website is widely accessible, so if you have any problems or difficulties using this website please let us know. 

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