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Ministry supporting Waitangi Day 2016 across Aotearoa

Friday, 5 February 2016, 2:15 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

A range of events are taking place across Aotearoa/New Zealand giving New Zealanders an opportunity to mark Waitangi Day. A total of $288,000 has been distributed to organisations across the country through the Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund administered ... More >>

History awards to reveal New Zealand’s past

Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 11:38 am | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Projects ranging from the Manapouri Hydro Project and the Māori Parliament to a biography of Maurice Shadbolt and the influence of Dr Robert Felkin in Havelock North are amongst those gaining recognition in this year’s New Zealand History Trust ... More >>

10,000th student visits Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

Friday, 11 December 2015, 11:15 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Today, Friday 11 December Pukeahu National War Memorial Park host its 10,000th school student since the Park opened in April this year. More >>

Waitangi oral history awards promote Treaty awareness

Friday, 20 November 2015, 1:54 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Two documentaries which delve into the history of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its relevance in the 21st century are recipients of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage Waitangi 175 Oral History Awards. “This year’s awards coincide with significant Treaty ... More >>

National Commemoration of Armistice Day

Monday, 9 November 2015, 3:22 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The National Commemoration of Armistice Day will be held in the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park at 11.00am on Wednesday 11 November. More >>

Manatū Taonga moves to former Public Trust Office Building

Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 12:26 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage (Ministry) is open for business in the newly refurbished former Public Trust Office Building on Lambton Quay, Wellington. More >>

Content Regulation in a Converged World.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 12:43 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Time is running out to put forward submissions on media content regulation in the discussion document Content Regulation in a Converged World released by Broadcasting and Communications Minister Amy Adams. More >>

New book reveals horror and humanity of war

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 11:32 am | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

War and how it has shaped us as a people and a country is the subject of a joint venture by Victoria University English Professor Harry Ricketts and Ministry for Culture and Heritage Senior Historian Gavin McLean. More >>

Remembering Christchurch – an important social history

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 1:38 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

In the words of Reg Miller “ people count more than buildings, bricks and mortar ”; this insight is indicative of the wealth of social history captured in the Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s new book Remembering Christchurch – Voices from Decades ... More >>

National Commemoration of the Vietnam War

Monday, 17 August 2015, 3:36 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The National Commemoration of the Vietnam War will be held in the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park at 11.00am tomorrow Tuesday 18 August and media are invited to attend. More >>

National War Memorial on Capital 150 trail

Friday, 24 July 2015, 10:58 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

A chiming of the peace bell from the carillon tower, a display of royal wreaths, a choral performance, artefacts from the archaeological survey of the Pukeahu site and a history talk are some of the featured activities this weekend for Capital 150 ... More >>

65th Anniversary of Korean War Commemorated Today

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 3:21 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Today’s commemoration marking the 65th anniversary of the start of the Korean War was the first time the ceremony took place in the recently opened Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington. More >>

Help needed to identify Second Māori contingent members

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 9:23 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Monty Soutar’s research into Maori in the First World War has unearthed some great finds. “The centenary of World War One has got people pulling out family records on Grandad’s or Great-granddad’s war service,” says Soutar. “I have received ... More >>

Great War Exhibition Announces Principal Partner

Friday, 17 April 2015, 4:05 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

The National Military Heritage Charitable Trust today opened the doors of the Great War Exhibition in a special preview to thank the many individuals and organisations who have helped create it. More >>

Life at home during the First World War

Monday, 13 April 2015, 2:16 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

A rewarding journey comes to fruition for historians and authors Imelda Bargas and Tim Shoebridge with the publication of a new book which gives fresh insights into New Zealand life during the First World War. More >>

War medals fall outside Protected Objects Act

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 11:27 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Following the confirmation of expert opinion, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage has found Mr Les Munro’s war medals and memorabilia are not protected New Zealand objects covered by the Protected Objects Act 1975, More >>

Flags to be lowered to half-mast - Monday 26 January 2015

Monday, 26 January 2015, 1:32 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

At the request of the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable John Key, the New Zealand Flag is to be half-masted on all Government and public buildings on Monday 26 January 2015 , to mark the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, King of Saudi Arabia. More >>

MCH Moving to Landmark Public Trust Building

Monday, 29 December 2014, 1:38 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Ministry for Culture and Heritage Moving to Landmark Public Trust Building Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage is moving into the Old Public Trust building on the corner of Lambton Quay and Stout Street, Wellington, in October 2015, ... More >>

NZ History Research Trust Fund Grants 2014

Monday, 15 December 2014, 2:50 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The impact of Katherine Mansfield’s formative Wellington years is the focus for new research by historian and author Redmer Yska who is this year’s major recipient of a New Zealand History Research Trust Fund (NZHRT) Award in History. More >>

Ground-breaking Māori history book has Ministry support

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 5:06 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History, lauded as having a deep understanding of Māori history, was last year awarded funding through the annual New Zealand History Research Trust Fund Publisher Grants. More >>

 

 

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