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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 >>

New Zealand’s most traumatic military campaign revealed

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 12:13 pm | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The bloodiest and most traumatic campaign in New Zealand’s military history is captured in a new book produced by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage. More >>

50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War events

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 3:25 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

The 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War will be marked with two services in Wellington on 18 August. A wreathlaying ceremony attended by His Excellency The Governor-General Lieutenant General Sir Jerry Mateparae, Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key and the Chief ... More >>

Queen Elizabeth II Pukeahu Education Centre

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 2:19 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Students from throughout New Zealand are set to benefit from today’s opening of the Queen Elizabeth II Pukeahu Education Centre at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Paul James Chief Executive of Manatū Taonga said. More >>

Waitangi Day 2017 Fund Applications Now Open

Monday, 15 August 2016, 3:28 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Applications for the 2017 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund are open and applications from groups hosting community events celebrating New Zealand identity by commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi are welcome. More >>

Search continues for WW1 Māori soldiers’ photographs

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 12:12 pm | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Back Row (from left): UNIDENTIFIED; Haimona HIRINI; Paora Mohi HIRINI (aka S HIRINI); Abraham DOHERTY (aka Aperahama TERI or Dick DOHERTY) Middle Row: Hamiora TUNOA (aka Snowy LAWSON or Hamiora ROIHANA); Topia MERITO; thought to be David MERITO (aka Rawiri ... More >>

Conscientious objection and dissent in the First World War

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 12:17 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

While most New Zealanders supported their country’s participation in the First World War, a small but significant group opposed it on religious, political, philosophical or personal grounds. More >>

Local history projects receive national funding

Monday, 20 June 2016, 12:01 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Diverse stories of New Zealand history, including sheep shearing, an internationally successful business and Cook Island music-making will be brought to life through this year’s New Zealand Oral History Awards recipients announced by Manatū Taonga, ... More >>

Leading researcher appointed Senior Māori Historian

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 11:37 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Leading Māori researcher Dr Monty Soutar has been appointed to the position of Senior Māori Historian at Manatū Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage. More >>

Battle of Crete remembered at National War Memorial

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 3:54 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

A service to mark the National Commemoration for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete will be held at the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Friday 20 May. More >>

 

 

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