The Heritage Group is a cross-disciplinary special interest group for engineers and professionals in adjacent sectors who work with heritage structures, sites, and values.

The goals of the group are to promote collaboration across the heritage sector and to support the development of best practice guidance for heritage.

Members are a mix of experienced heritage professionals and those with an interest wanting to build their skills and knowledge. The group welcomes members from a range of disciplines including engineers, architects, archaeologists and planners. Members are based all around the country. New members are welcome at any time.

Join the group

Why be involved?

  • Connect with other heritage specialists across engineering disciplines and related professions.
  • Build your knowledge through information sharing and informal peer support.
  • Attend events, webinars and regional in-person meetups.
  • Contribute to the development of best practice guidance.

Who should join?

  • Engineers and related heritage professionals looking to connect, share, and develop their skills.

Join online

Join the committee

The committee is made up of up to eight members who work to organise events and lead long and short-term projects.

What’s involved?

The Heritage Group committee meets online for one hour each month. Further time may be spent working on projects or organising events.

  • Current projects the committee is working on include
    • Development of a heritage endorsement for engineers that can be added to their engineering registration
    • Development of New Zealand specific heritage guidelines for engineers

Why be involved?

  • Drive projects of importance to the sector
  • Support engineers to make a difference to heritage outcomes in New Zealand
  • Bring your ideas and experience to develop new projects and events
  • Gain experience in a national committee role

Join the Heritage Group committee

  • Please send an expression of interest to
    • Include a short summary about your experience and your interest in being on the committee
  • Expressions of Interest will close on Friday 31 May 2024.
  • If more Expressions of Interest are received than committee positions available, then a vote will be held.