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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 >>

Value of Kapa Haka underrated

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 10:34 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Kapa haka is a unique feature of New Zealand society and while its benefits are appreciated the true value has gone unheeded according to new research by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and Te Matatini Society Incorporated. More >>

War graves honoured

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 3:00 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Honouring two graves of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in World War One and who have just been added to the National Roll of Honour and to Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) records is on the agenda for Commission Director General, Mrs Victoria ... More >>

Encyclopedia of NZ launches creative and intellectual theme

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:33 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

New Zealand’s creativity and thinking will be on show when Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand – launches its latest theme, ‘Creative and Intellectual Life’, on Wednesday 22 October. More >>

Jock Phillips receives PM's Award for Literary Achievement

Monday, 20 October 2014, 10:58 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Staff at Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage are delighted to see their colleague Jock Phillips recognised for his achievement in receiving the 2014 Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement for Non-fiction, says Lewis ... More >>

WW100 commemorative pins

Friday, 17 October 2014, 2:35 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

If you wish to show your support for New Zealand’s First World War centenary through wearing the WW100 lapel pin, you will be able to purchase one through the Returned Services Association or selected NZ Post outlets and NZ Post online. More >>

Maori Contingent at Avondale 100 Years Ago

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 2:04 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

17 October 1914 is a significant date on the Maori calendar. One hundred years ago, just a day after the Main Body of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force had sailed from Wellington, 500 volunteers for the Maori Contingent began arriving at Avondale ... More >>

Centenary of WW1 Troops' Departure

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 2:24 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

To mark the largest single departure of people to ever occur in New Zealand, the centenary of the departure of the first fleet of troop ships to the northern hemisphere, Wellington Harbour receives the Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails interpretative ... More >>

Passing of Jonathan Mane-Wheoki

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 12:08 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Ministry for Culture and Heritage acknowledges the passing of Jonathan Mane-Wheoki We were saddened to hear of the recent death of Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, Te Papa’s Head of Arts and Visual Culture, says Lewis Holden, Chief Executive of the Ministry ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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