Judge Citation: The Landmarks Programme commenced in 2001 to promote heritage protection and education in Waimakariri District. It has evolved into a collaborative partnership programme involving a number of organisations within the District. To date they have placed 20 plaques on heritage buildings, some of which have sadly been lost as a result of the Canterbury Earthquakes. The aged-bronze plaques include carefully researched facts about the respective buildings which have become points of interest in Rangiora, Kaiapoi and beyond. A website has been created and plaque unveiling ceremonies are held to celebrate these events and to raise the profile of the District’s Heritage.