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On the road this summer?

Download Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga’s free Heritage Trails app to add a whole new dimension to your summer travels.

‘Path to Nationhood’ is a suite of six road tours that take you to places in Northland that are central to our history. Packed with historical snippets, the tours tell the big stories - and give some of the quirky details - that tell the story of pre-Treaty New Zealand.

Meanwhile, people driving through the Waikato can follow the course of the Waikato War by downloading the ‘Waikato War Driving Tour’.

And for those in Christchurch, ‘Public Houses, Private Lives’ is a walking tour of five former colonial hotels in Christchurch which celebrates the social and archaeological heritage of each. It also provides a fascinating glimpse into some of the archaeological discoveries following the Canterbury earthquakes.

The tours work with either Android or Apple phones or tablets. To download the Heritage Places app go to 

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