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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 >>

Te Matatini brings dynamic Māori culture to Wellington

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 8:15 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Aotearoa’s vibrant and dynamic Māori culture will be front and centre stage at the biennial Te Matatini festival taking place in Wellington for the first time in 20 years, Bernadette Cavanagh Chief Executive Manatū Taonga, Ministry for Culture ... More >>

Six designs submitted for National Erebus Memorial

Friday, 15 February 2019, 9:07 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Concept designs for a new National Erebus Memorial have now been submitted to Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, says Ministry for Culture and Heritage chief executive Bernadette Cavanagh. More >>

National Erebus Memorial designers shortlisted

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 7:26 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Six designers for the National Erebus Memorial have been selected to proceed to the next stage in which their design will be developed, announced Chair of the National Erebus Memorial Design Panel Paul James. “We’ve had great interest in this Memorial, ... More >>

First vote for women celebrated

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 8:36 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

A number of well-known women activists, historians, writers and supporters of women’s rights will gather for a special Voting Day breakfast today to mark the first time women voted in a New Zealand general election, says Tamsin Evans, Deputy Chief Executive, ... More >>

Auckland site approved for National Erebus Memorial

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 10:10 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The Waitematā Local Board has given support to the construction of the National Erebus Memorial at Auckland’s Dove-Myer Robinson Park / Taurarua Pā, commonly known as the Parnell Rose Gardens. More >>

Auckland site proposed for National Erebus Memorial

Friday, 16 November 2018, 9:12 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage will be putting forward a proposal to the Waitemata Local Board for the National Erebus Memorial to be constructed at Dove-Myer Robinson Park / Taurarua Pā in Auckland, commonly known as the Parnell ... More >>

Te Tai Whakaea Treaty Settlement Stories launched today

Friday, 9 November 2018, 3:56 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Te Tai Whakaea Treaty Settlement Stories (Te Tai), launched today by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, will help us connect with our past and share the multi-faceted history of Treaty settlements, says Dr Monty Soutar, ... More >>

Call for National Erebus Memorial designs

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 9:11 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage welcomes expressions of interest from architects, artists, landscape architects and designers, for the National Erebus Memorial planned to mark the 40th anniversary since the accident. More >>

Gallipoli diaries return to New Zealand

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 12:02 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Descendants of soldiers who served at Gallipoli in the First World War will hold and read the diaries of their loved ones today, in some cases for the first time, following a transfer of archive material from the United Kingdom, Neill Atkinson, ... More >>

Heritage buildings get strengthening boost

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 9:51 am | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Heritage buildings in Wellington, Nelson’s State Cinema and the former post office in Onehunga, Auckland are receiving funding to help with earthquake strengthening, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage announced today. More >>

Time to reflect on 1918 influenza pandemic

Monday, 8 October 2018, 9:56 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

One hundred years ago the influenza pandemic killed an estimated 9000 New Zealanders during this country’s largest public health crisis, says Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage chief historian Neill Atkinson. “The majority of deaths ... More >>

25 Famous Women Immortalised in Online Dictionary

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 4:46 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Launched today, 25 new entries to the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography celebrate some of New Zealand’s most influential women. From social morality campaigner Patricia Bartlett to transgender sex worker Carmen Rupe, the new biographies draw on diverse ... More >>

National Commemoration for Malayan Operations

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 2:45 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

New Zealand’s contribution to military operations in Malaya and Malaysia from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s will be commemorated in a national service held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park at 11.00am on Sunday 16 September. More >>

National Merchant Navy Day Commemoration 3 September 2018

Friday, 31 August 2018, 9:45 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The national commemoration to honour those who served in the Merchant Navy during wartime is being held this coming Monday 3 September in the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, says Ministry for Culture and Heritage Group Manager ... More >>

Kua tuwhera ngā tono mō te Tahua Whakamaharatanga

Monday, 20 August 2018, 10:26 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Kua tuwhera ngā tono mō te Tahua Whakamaharatanga ki te Rā o Waitangi Kua tuwhera te tahua a te Manatū Taonga ināianei mō ngā tono pūtea hei whakatū huihuinga whakamaharatanga ki te hainatanga o Te Tiriti o Waitangi ā te 2019. E tuwhera ana ... More >>

 

 

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