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Pukeahu Hosts 68th Korean War Commemoration

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 5:23 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The public are invited to attend Friday’s (22 June) national commemoration to mark the 68th 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 recognise women and cultural diversity

Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:54 pm | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Voices reflecting Aotearoa’s diverse histories from iwi and hapu to the contribution of women and artists will be captured by the recipients of this year’s New Zealand Oral History Awards (NZOH) announced today. More >>

Three 100-year-old diaries returning home to New Zealand

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:57 am | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Three original First World War diaries currently held in Leeds University’s Liddle collection will be returned to New Zealand as a result of an agreement with the University, Neill Atkinson, Chief Historian Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, ... More >>

French Memorial unveiling at Pukeahu

Friday, 4 May 2018, 10:03 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Today’s official unveiling of the French Memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park reinforces New Zealand’s close relationship with France, Heather Baggott, Group Manager Delivery, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage said. More >>

National War Memorial Park hosts Anzac Day commemorations

Friday, 20 April 2018, 11:31 am | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

This year both the Dawn Service and National Commemorative Service for Anzac Day will be held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington, Brodie Stubbs Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage said. More >>

New Zealand Army Band plays Pukeahu War Memorial Park

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 11:26 am | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Current and former New Zealand Army Band members are joining together in a tribute to the fallen on Saturday and on Sunday for a free public concert at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. More >>

Suffrage stories highlighted for 125 commemorations

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 11:12 am | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Today is International Women’s Day and this year we commemorate 125 years since women won the right to vote in Aotearoa. More >>

Annual New Zealand History Awards Announced

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 11:17 am | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Themes of pacifism and conscientious objection feature prominently among this year’s annual New Zealand History Awards, which sees a total of $100,250 awarded to 10 applicants. More >>

1000th Last Post at Pukeahu

Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 1:32 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The 1000th daily Last Post ceremony marking the First World War centenary will be held at Pukeahu National War Memorial at 5.00pm on Thursday 18 January and members of the public are welcome to attend. More >>

Showcasing Otago's history and heritage

Friday, 15 December 2017, 2:37 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Twelve hugely significant Otago sites are now included in the Landmarks Whenua Tohunga programme, Paul James Chief Executive Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage said today. More >>

NZ Army Band plays Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

Friday, 1 December 2017, 12:27 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The New Zealand Army Band plays Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Sunday Some of New Zealand’s finest military musicians and vocalists will feature in the iconic New Zealand Army Band’s free concert this Sunday 3 December at Pukeahu National ... More >>

99th Commemoration of Armistice Day

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 11:17 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The National Commemoration of Armistice Day will be held in the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington at 11:00am on Saturday, 11 November. More >>

Commemorations to mark 75th anniversary of Battle

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 11:11 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein will be held at Pukeahu National War Memorial, in Wellington on Friday 27 October. More >>

New book presents snapshots of NZ's rich history

Sunday, 1 October 2017, 1:06 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s online historical treasures feature in a newly released book, Today in New Zealand History, which presents a day-by-day calendar of events from New Zealand’s past. More >>

NZ's contribution in the WWII & South-East Asia aknowledged

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 2:10 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Commemorations acknowledge New Zealand’s contribution in the Second World War and South-East Asia More >>

Lindauer portraits on show in San Francisco

Friday, 8 September 2017, 1:32 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

The critically acclaimed exhibition of Lindauer portraits The Māori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand will open at the de Young Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, tomorrow, 9 September 2017. More >>

National Commemoration of the Vietnam War

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 5:15 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Vietnam Veterans’ Day will be commemorated on Friday at the National War Memorial, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Chief Executive Paul James said. More >>

Memorial to recognise bonds of war

Friday, 21 July 2017, 2:40 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The bond formed between Belgium and New Zealand during the First World War will be recognised today (Eds 21 July 2017) with two special ceremonies at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Outgoing Belgian Ambassador Jean-Luc Bodson will break the ground ... More >>

Oral History Awards Tell Our Stories

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 11:56 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Sporting traditions, Māori history, and the experiences of children and women with a disability are just some of the stories that will be made more accessible due to this year’s New Zealand Oral History Award (NZOH) recipients announced by Manatū ... More >>

Decimal currency move a defining moment

Friday, 7 July 2017, 2:25 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

50 years ago on Monday,10 July one of the defining moments in New Zealand’s history happened when we moved from pounds, shilling and pence to decimal currency. More >>

 

 

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