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War Memorial Hall of Memories remains closed until 2015

Friday, 5 September 2014, 2:20 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The Hall of Memories in the National War Memorial located at Buckle Street in Wellington will remain closed until early 2015 for seismic strengthening. The foyer area and site of the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior will remain accessible through this period, ... More >>

Auckland Vietnam veterans gather for book launch

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 3:24 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

New Zealand veterans from the Vietnam War will gather at Auckland Museum this evening for the launch of a book that recalls their experiences as part of New Zealand’s longest and most controversial military engagement of the 20th century. More >>

New Zealand Marks the Centenary of the Occupation of Samoa

Monday, 25 August 2014, 1:25 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

New Zealand occupied Samoa 100 years ago, the second German territory captured in the First World War. More >>

NZ historian embarks on final Gallipoli survey session

Friday, 22 August 2014, 5:19 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Ministry for Culture and Heritage war historian Ian McGibbon – New Zealand’s representative on the tri-nation Joint Historical and Archaeological Survey of the Anzac Battlefield at Gallipoli – will soon take part in the fifth and final field ... More >>

Vietnam veterans gather for book launch

Monday, 18 August 2014, 11:35 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

A number of New Zealand veterans from the Vietnam War will gather in Wellington this afternoon for the launch of a book that recalls their experiences as part of New Zealand’s longest and most controversial military engagement of the 20th century. More >>

Marking the Announcement of War, First World War

Monday, 4 August 2014, 4:34 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

“War has broken out with Germany.” This 1914 telegram message from George V King of England was read out today on Parliament Grounds by actor Hewett Humphrey. He repeated the 5 August 1914 speech by Lord Liverpool, Governor of New Zealand. ... More >>

Personal war stories of NZers told in new documentary series

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 2:32 pm | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage has collaborated with the Alexander Turnbull Library and Archives New Zealand on a new TV3 series of documentaries focused on the First World War. More >>

Young New Zealander selected to address the French President

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 4:46 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

At the invitation of François Hollande, the President of the French Republic, four young kiwis departed for France on Friday 4 July. They join two hundred youth representatives in the Bastille Day Parade, which marches the length of the Champs-Élysées on 14 ... More >>

Recording the stories of New Zealand

Monday, 30 June 2014, 3:45 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The New Zealand Oral History Awards for 2014 have been announced, with 12 projects receiving a total of $103,456 in funding. More >>

150 years since the Battle of Te Ranga

Friday, 20 June 2014, 2:11 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Te Ranga will take place tomorrow, Saturday 21 June. The event at Te Ranga is the final event in the series commemorating the war which took place in Waikato and Tauranga in 1863-64. Commemorations ... More >>

Proposed National Centre in Manukau moves forward

Friday, 16 May 2014, 2:23 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

An innovative partnership approach between Te Papa and Auckland cultural agencies is redefining the proposal for a Manukau facility. The concept development is progressing to a second stage business case. More >>

Te Papa CE to become Special Adviser on Military Heritage

Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 5:10 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage is pleased to announce that Michael Houlihan has been seconded to the position of Special Adviser on Military Heritage, for the next twelve months, leading in to the 2015 Anzac Day commemorations and opening of ... More >>

150 years since the Battle of Gate Pā

Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 12:19 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gate Pā / Pukehinahina will take place in Tauranga tomorrow. The battle was notable as one of the heaviest British defeats of the New Zealand Wars. More >>

Governor-General to visit National War Memorial Park

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:39 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The Governor-General, Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae, is to visit the National War Memorial Park (Pukeahu) on Tuesday 15 April. The Park is currently under construction on Buckle Street in Wellington, and will be completed ... More >>

150 years since The Battle of Ōrākau in the Waikato War

Saturday, 29 March 2014, 12:13 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

The commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Ōrākau in the Waikato War (1863–1864) will take place on Tuesday 1 April. One of the most well-known battles of the New Zealand Wars, it took place between 31 March and 2 April 1864. ... More >>

$2.5 million boost to restore Canterbury Council Buildings

Friday, 21 March 2014, 10:41 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage today announced they will jointly provide funding of $2.5 million for the Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings, to be used towards restoration and reconstruction of ... More >>

150 years since the battle of Waiari in the New Zealand Wars

Friday, 14 March 2014, 11:55 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

150 years ago on 11 February the battle of Waiari in Waikato took place. It was one of the battles of the Waikato War (1863–1864), during which between 20 and 40 Māori warriors were killed, and six British troops died. To commemorate the event a special ... More >>

Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Friday, 14 March 2014, 11:52 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand has been built by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage Manatū Taonga over the last 12 years. It is a comprehensive guide to the country’s peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions ... More >>

150 years since pivotal battle in New Zealand Wars

Tuesday, 19 November 2013, 4:23 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

150 years ago tomorrow (20 November) the battle of Rangiriri in the Waikato was one of the decisive battles of the Waikato War (1863–1864) and formed a key part of the New Zealand Wars. The significant conflict shaped the Crown’s relationship ... More >>

Gallipoli Survey Makes Progress

Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 3:36 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The fourth field session of the Joint Historical and Archaeological Survey of the Anzac Battlefield made good progress, according to New Zealand’s representative. Dr Ian McGibbon has just returned from nearly a month on the Gallipoli peninsula, ... More >>

 

 

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