CFG Heritage was formed in 2005. Mat Campbell heads the operation that brings together archaeological consultants of considerable and varied experience in pre-European Māori and historic archaeology and that counts among its clients: government agencies, territorial local authorities, forestry companies, planning companies, developers as well as private clients. Based in an Auckland office, we routinely work in Auckland, Northland, Waikato, Thames/Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and have worked throughout New Zealand.
We offer a range of services for archaeology and heritage, most commonly these are archaeological assessments, archaeological investigations (excavation), and research.
We actively participate in archaeological research projects and have received funding grants to undertake work on specific topics. Publication of the results from research is an important part of archaeology.
CFG Heritage Ltd has operated and overseen many developmental projects. These projects have been conducted alongside a range of stakeholders, and produced a broad variety of archaeological information.
Auckland Council have constructed an access road into Long Bay Regional Park from the Long Bay development across the Vaughan Flat, just north of the Heritage Protection Zone (HPZ). The HPZ is a highly significant archaeological landscape containing evidence of pre-European Māori occupation, 19th century settler / farmer occupation and World War II defences.
Auckland Council proposed the refurbishment of Long Bay Restaurant at Long Bay Regional Park. Following extensive consultation with mana whenua and HNZPT, it was agreed that the entire footprint of the development would be cleared archaeologically to provide assurance that no further kōiwi would remain within the project area.
Tomoana Pā (T12/1) is one of the first sites recorded in the Whangamatā area by Roger Green and is a prime example of an extensive defended hilltop pā. Its current extent is around 11,450 m² and it is approximately 270 m in length (north–south) along a ridge, and at least 50 m wide. Two terraces were investigated in March 2020.