Beach Haven,Hulk
Limitations and disclaimer
It is important to note the limitations of the data on this websites. These include:
  • Accuracy of a site is only to within 100m of a cultural heritage site
  • Absence of information is not evidence of absence of cultural heritage sites
  • Database is constantly being updated and added to.
While reasonable care has been taken in compiling the information, the Auckland Council and the NZAA make no warranty or representation, express or implied, with regard to the accuracy, completeness, or utility of the data.
Interpretation of data from NZAA site recording scheme
The New Zealand Archaeological Association (NZAA) Site Recording Scheme was established in 1958 to encourage the recording of information about archaeological sites. Until mid 2009 it was a paper-based recording system using an electronic indexing system known as CINZAS (Central Index of New Zealand Archaeological Sites). This has now been replaced by the Digital Site Recording Scheme (DSRS) called ArchSite .
Please note that all archaeological sites whether they are recorded, registered or not, are protected under the Historic Places Act from unauthorised damage, modification or destruction, and their contents may be protected under the Protected Objects Act 1975. Any interference with an archaeological site is an offence punishable by a fine of up to $100,000.
Use of ArchSite and DSRS archaeological data:
  • NZAA does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the GIS (geographical information system) data. To the extent permitted by law, NZAA, its officers, employees, agents and contractors will not be liable for any costs, damages or loss whatsoever suffered by the user or any third person caused directly or indirectly by any error in the information represented by the GIS data or in the incorrect use of the information by the user
  • NZAA geospatial data is a representation of the approximate location of the items that may be situated on or under the land shown. The information has generally been compiled from data supplied to NZAA by its members and must only be used as a guide. These observations represent the opinions of individual contributors and may be incomplete, incorrect, or obsolete
  • NZAA advises that the user independently commission on-site verification by a qualified archaeologist to ascertain the exact nature, extent or precise location of any archaeological sites on the property
  • The absence of data for any particular area should not be taken to mean that it contains no archaeological sites. It could reflect the fact that the area has not been surveyed or that sites were obscured at the time a survey
  • Some recorded sites may no longer exist having been destroyed subsequent to recording
  • Not all sites recorded in the DSRS are archaeological sites in terms of the Historic Places Act 1993. They may, for example, post-date 1900 or not be able, through investigation by archaeological methods, to provide evidence relating to the history of New Zealand
  • NZAA does not necessarily record wahi tapu. Information about wahi tapu can only be supplied by appropriate iwi
  • Information about burial sites will, in some circumstances, be withheld.
For many purposes, an inspection by a qualified archaeologist will be required. Information from the DSRS is not a substitute for this.
The ArchSite website, the Archaeological Site Recording Scheme database and all its contents is owned by the NZAA and is subject to copyright. The NZAA holds copyright and/or exclusive license to all NZAA Site Record Forms (original hard copy and digitised) and digital archaeological site records.