Stories & News
Tantalising tales, fun facts, itineraries and travel tips - find out more about the Tohu Whenua you love.
Rongo Hongi, a remarkable wahine toa of the 1800s
Have you heard of Rongo Hongi? She was a remarkable woman.Read more chevron_right
5 best half-day heritage walks for autumn
Bright blue skies, trees ablaze with colourful autumn foliage, and tranquil tracks - smart walkers know that autumn is one of the most glorious seasons to be in the great outdoors. It’s also a great time of year to discover more of New Zealand’s unique history with Tohu Whenua.Read more chevron_right
Central Otago Touring Route
One of New Zealand's finest road trips takes you to nine of Otago's Tohu Whenua heritage experiences.Read more chevron_right
West Coast heritage by campervan
Mining tunnels, ghost towns, stamper batteries, shipwrecks, all in mind-bogglingly beautiful locations. When it comes to heritage, the West Coast has plenty of iconic hot spots and hidden gems that await discovery. Claudia Babirat explores some of the places that defined the West Coast and shaped our nation.Read more chevron_right
Learn how our Tohu Whenua continue to make history.
125 years ago today: NZ’s deadliest industrial disaster
Today marks the 125th anniversary of our country's most deadly industrial disaster, the explosion at Brunner Mine that killed 65 men and boys.Read more chevron_right
Waiuta joins Tohu Whenua today
Historic West Coast goldtown “Waiuta” will join Tohu Whenua today, recognising it as one of New Zealand’s most treasured heritage places.Read more chevron_right
The Secret Lives of Stencils exhibition now open at Totara Estate (Oamaru)
If you’ve ever visited an old woolshed on a farm, chances are you spotted an old stencil or two hanging up on the walls.Read more chevron_right
Aotearoa’s oldest lemon tree
Rangihoua Heritage Park, the Bay of Islands site where Māori and Europeans first learned to live side by side, has another claim to fame - it’s home to what many consider to be New Zealand's oldest introduced tree.Read more chevron_right
Is your photo the star of Tohu Whenua’s summer marketing campaign?
Have you ever dreamed of having your photo printed in a magazine? We're looking for a great photo to use on our summer campaign, to encourage people to visit our special New Zealand heritage places.Read more chevron_right