19 Mar '11, 8pm

4 sites that should be on the World Heritage list

The UNESCO World Heritage list is a subject that can cause as much controversy as it can congratulations. Regardless of what your opinion of it may be, it is an undeniably influential global inventory which can transform the fortunes of some of the world’s most dramatic and significant natural and cultural locations. With this in mind, I have been taking a closer look at a selection of those sites which have yet to be included in UNESCO’s prestigious catalogue, but which in my opinion are no less spectacular or worthwhile of worldwide recognition. 1. Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Bay of Islands, New Zealand The Waitangi Treaty Grounds have to be considered as New Zealand’s pre-eminent historical site. It was on February 6, 1840 that the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed between Maori chiefs and the British Crown, a fundamental act in the evolution of modern New Zealand. The T...

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