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Kua tuwhera te tono Pūtea Whakanui i te Ra o Waitangi

Friday, 23 August 2019, 12:35 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

E whakaaetia ana e Te Manatū Taonga i tēnei wā ngā tono pūtea mō ngā huihuinga o te 2020 ka whakanui i te waitohutanga o Te Tiriti o Waitangi. More >>

Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund now open

Friday, 23 August 2019, 12:17 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

“Applications for the 2020 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund open today and communities throughout the country are encouraged to apply for funding to support their local events,” says Bernadette Cavanagh, Chief Executive Manatū Taonga Ministry for ... More >>

Crew to sail to NZ from Tahiti using celestial navigation

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 12:24 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

A double-hulled canoe will depart Tahiti next week and navigate to Aotearoa using the stars, moon and currents to guide its voyage, announced Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Executive Bernadette Cavanagh. More >>

Vietnam Veterans’ Day National Commemoration

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 4:55 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Members of the public are invited to join the annual national commemoration to mark Vietnam Veterans’ Day this Sunday 18 August at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. More >>

Four Regional Culture and Heritage Fund grants announced

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 1:24 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The Rotorua Museum, Motutī Marae Trust’s Raiātea Whare Taonga Resource and Archive Centre, Upper Hutt’s Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre, and the Loons Club Performing Arts Venue in Lyttelton are receiving grants from the Regional ... More >>

Huge interest in Tuia 250 Voyage Trainee berths

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 3:50 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

New Zealanders have jumped at the chance to apply for a free trainee berth aboard vessels that form the flotilla in the Tuia 250 Voyage, oversubscribing available spaces by more than three times, says Tuia 250 National Coordinating Committee Co-Chair ... More >>

New chair and two new appointments to Te Papa board

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 12:11 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Deputy chair Dame Fran Wilde has been appointed as the new chair of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, for a term until 30 September 2021. Dame Fran replaces Evan Williams, who served on the board for eight years including six as chair. More >>

Youth debate to mark centenary of the Treaty of Versailles

Friday, 21 June 2019, 12:56 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s top secondary school debaters will consider New Zealand’s global role in a debate at Parliament on Thursday (27 June) to mark the centenary of end of the First World War. Although fighting in the First World War ... More >>

Pukeahu Hosts 69th Commemoration of Korean War

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 1:18 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The public are invited to attend Tuesday’s (25 June) national commemoration to mark the 69th anniversary of the start of the Korean War being held in the Hall of Memories at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. More >>

Oral history awards reveal New Zealand’s stories

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 11:20 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Women’s sex lives, New Zealand’s transgender community, Dungeons and Dragons gaming, ZEALANDIA and ice skating are just some of the fascinating topics covered in this year’s New Zealand Oral History Awards, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture ... More >>

Call to check names for the National Erebus Memorial

Monday, 17 June 2019, 9:50 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage is asking family members of the 257 people who lost their lives to check the names that will be inscribed on the new National Erebus Memorial. More >>

Māori contribution to First World War revealed in new book

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 5:22 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The important and poignant story of the Māori contribution to the First World War is told for the first time in the book Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori in the First World War, Neill Atkinson Chief Historian Manatū Taonga said today. More >>

75th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 4:18 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

New Zealand will mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Thursday 6 June at 11.00am. The public is welcome to attend this commemoration More >>

Hui Aroha for Maori Pioneer Battalion recalled 100 years on

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 5:47 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

An Honour Guard of 100 men will march through Gisborne on 8 June to mark the century since the Hui Aroha was held there to welcome home Maori Pioneer Battalion soldiers from the First World War, Neill Atkinson Chief Historian Manatū Taonga Ministry ... More >>

Tuia 250 Voyage Trainee applications now open

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 11:54 am | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

New Zealanders will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the Tuia 250 Voyage and to sail aboard waka hourua (double-hulled canoes), va’a moana, heritage and youth ships as part of a flotilla, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage ... More >>

Tuia 250 Voyage Flotilla announced

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 1:40 pm | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Executive Bernadette Cavanagh announced today the core vessels that will take part in the Tuia - Encounters 250 national commemoration. More >>

Maori Pioneer Battalion commemorating 100 years since return

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 3:38 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The New Zealand Maori (Pioneer) Battalion was the only battalion of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force to return to New Zealand as a complete unit and on 6 April 1919, thousands turned out to give its men a rousing welcome, says Dr Monty Soutar, Senior ... More >>

New Zealand Flag half-masting directive - Friday 15 March 20

Friday, 15 March 2019, 10:37 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Notification for the New Zealand Flag to be flown at half mast with immediate effect Tēnā koutou katoa At the request of the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand Flag is to be flown at half-mast on all Government and public ... More >>

Annual history awards reveal New Zealand’s stories

Monday, 11 March 2019, 9:28 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Deeper insights into the life and times of Helen Kelly and Te Rauparaha are among the New Zealand stories to be revealed through this year’s annual New Zealand History Awards, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Historian Neill Atkinson ... More >>

Let’s talk. Tuia 250 – a conversation about our nation

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 8:40 am | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

This year a commemoration marking 250 years since the first onshore encounters between Māori and Europeans will prompt New Zealanders to have conversations about our history, led by co-chairs of the Tuia – Encounters 250 National Coordinating Committee, ... More >>

 

 

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