Our Services

The archaeologists and other consultants at Clough & Associates Ltd have been involved in all aspects of cultural heritage and resource management.

Statutory requirements for heritage largely fall under the Heritage NZ Pouhere Taonga Act (HNZPTA 2014) and Resource Management Act (RMA 1991).

Under the HNZPTA, assessments for authorities to modify or destroy archaeological sites may be required. If an authority is granted the requirements are set out and could involve monitoring of earthworks or a full scale investigation and recording of all archaeological remains, with a detailed report to Heritage NZ and other stakeholders.

Territorial Local Authorities (TLAs) are responsible for heritage under Sections 6 and 7 of the RMA. Further requirements relating to heritage are often defined in the conditions of the Resource Consent. These usually identify protocols to be followed in the event of unearthing archaeological remains and whether or not monitoring of the earthworks is required. TLAs are also responsible under the RMA for identifying significant heritage within their boundaries. There are greater constraints on proposals affecting items scheduled in District Plans.

What we do

Heritage Assessment

The company provides advice at all stages of the process/project, identifying statutory requirements and determining the best approach to a particular project taking both heritage value and the client’s requirements into account.


Our archaeologists include some of New Zealand's most experienced archaeologists with extensive training in a range of specialist fields. Our qualifications include graduate and post-graduate degrees from universities in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and the USA. We have undertaken fieldwork throughout New Zealand as well as the Pacific Islands, USA, Europe and the Near East.

Statutory and Planning

We assist in resource consents, District Plan schedules, TLA Structure Plans, and Conservation Plans.

Historical Research

Our historians have extensive experience in New Zealand history and undertake archival and oral history investigations as part of the heritage management processes.

Built Heritage

We can undertake assessment and recording of built heritage for heritage management purposes. We also work alongside a number of New Zealand's best conservation architects.

Research and Education

We are actively involved in research on NZ and Pacific Archaeology and History, publishing in peer-reviewed journals and developing presentations to a wide range of audiences. We have worked with students from NZ Universities as well as providing information to stakeholders and other community groups.


Clough & Associates continues to work with a range of clients. Client references are available on request.

Waterview 2012


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Auckland Transport
Contact Energy Ltd
Genesis Energy Ltd
Mighty River Power Ltd
NZ Communications Ltd
NZ Transport Agency
Todd Energy Ltd
TrustPower Ltd
TransPower Ltd
Vector Ltd
Watercare Services Ltd
Winstone Aggregates Ltd
Omaha Beach 2003

Construction & Planning

Aurecon Ltd
Boffa Miskell Ltd
Cabra Developments
CLC Group
Downer Construction Ltd
Frame Group Ltd
Fletchers Building
Fletchers Construction
Fulton Hogan Ltd
Harrison Grierson Ltd
Jacobs Engineering
Tonkin & Taylor Ltd
Universal Homes Ltd
Woods Ltd
Mt Eden Prison, Superindent's House


Crown Forestry Rental Trust
Department of Conservation
Department of Corrections
Department of Education
Land Information NZ
Stockade Hill 2012

Territorial Authorities

Auckland Council
Kapiti Coast District Council
Kaipara District Council
Hawke's Bay Regional Council
Northland Regional Council
Whangarei District Council
Horowhenua District Council
Waipa District Council
With Students 2012


Academic Colleges Group
Auckland Grammar School
AUT University
Diocesan School
Saint Kentigern College Trust Board
Unitec Institute of Technology
University of Auckland
Cornwall Park 2010

Business & Community

Cornwall Park Trust
Chelsea Sugar Ltd
Foodstuffs Ltd.
OceanaGold Corp.
Progressive Enterprises
Radius Care
Ryman Healthcare Ltd
SKY City Entertainment Ltd

About Us

Clough & Associates Ltd archaeologists, historians and planners are experts in cultural heritage management.



Clough & Associates Ltd
321 Forest Hill Rd,
P:  (09) 814 1946
M:  (027) 485 0059
E: heritage@clough.co.nz