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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 >>

New Zealand’s oldest war memorial to be refurbished

Monday, 12 June 2017, 3:24 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Media Release - New Zealand’s oldest war memorial to be refurbished Work has begun on refurbishment of New Zealand’s oldest war memorial, the Weeping Woman, located in Moutoa Gardens, Whanganui. It is expected to be completed by the end of the month. More >>

Battle for Crete anniversary

Monday, 15 May 2017, 2:36 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The 76th anniversary of the Battle for Crete will be marked at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park at Wellington on Saturday 20 May. More >>

Urgent call for 28th Māori Battalion photos

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 4:10 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The author of a book that will capture the battle experience of the 28th Maori Battalion’s B-Company is calling for family descendants and relatives to help locate up to 400 photos of the 900 men who made up the company. The author, Sir Wira Gardiner – ... More >>

Missing World War One NZ Rifle Brigade flags sought

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 9:57 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

With Anzac Day fast approaching researchers are hoping to locate two missing flags presented to the New Zealand Rifle Brigade in England in 1919 and are looking for help from the public. More >>

Manatū Taonga standing alongside Te Matatini

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 10:04 am | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Kapa haka is a powerful and positive expression of who we are as New Zealanders and we proudly support the biennial Te Matatini Festival being held this year in Hastings, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Executive Paul James ... More >>

New Zealand’s history awards reveal our past

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 10:13 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Overdue biographies of Pat Hickey, an influential early twentieth century union leader, and Brigadier James Hargest, a controversial yet little understood military leader, and a history of the Limbs Dance Company also feature. More >>

Wellington symposium delves into WW1 and its legacy

Monday, 12 December 2016, 11:01 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

From the Russian Revolution, suffrage protest in America and the horrendous death toll on the Western Front at Passchendaele, to the fate of Palestine and the birth of modern Iraq, 1917 was a defining year in world history. More >>

Landmarks Whenua Tohunga reveals Northland heritage

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 2:11 pm | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Some of Northland’s most precious culture and heritage sites are brought together under the Landmarks Whenua Tohunga banner giving people the opportunity to learn more about our nation’s stories, Paul James CE Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture ... More >>

Landmarks Whenua Tohunga Launch

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 11:24 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Nine significant places in Northland are brought together under the Landmarks Whenua Tohunga banner and all media are invited to the launch at Kororipo Heritage Park, Kerikeri Inlet, 10.00am, Thursday 1 December. More >>

National War Memorial Scoops Heritage Design Award

Saturday, 12 November 2016, 3:39 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The National War Memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington won the Heritage category of the New Zealand Architecture Awards announced yesterday evening. “The Ministry is honored to win in this fitting category and partner with ... More >>

98th National Commemoration of Armistice Day

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 3:13 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Tomorrow’s National Commemoration of Armistice Day in the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park marking the end of the First World War is a significant one for us all and the public is welcome to attend, Paul James, CE Manatū Taonga, ... More >>

 

 

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