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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 >>

Winter concerts at National War Memorial

Monday, 16 May 2016, 4:35 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Wellingtonians and visitors to the capital are invited to attend six Sunday concerts over winter at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. More >>

Pukeahu a fitting place for Anzac Day remembrance

Friday, 22 April 2016, 4:30 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park is a fitting place for commemoration and remembrance this Anzac Day, Paul James Chief Executive Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage said today. More >>

New earthquake resource reveals personal accounts

Monday, 22 February 2016, 1:03 pm | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Compelling personal accounts from Christchurch locals who experienced the 22 February 2011 earthquake feature in a new online resource published on NZHistory. More >>

World War One Māori Photos Wanted

Thursday, 18 February 2016, 10:12 am | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

WORLD WAR ONE MĀORI PHOTOS WANTED Images of Māori First World War servicemen are wanted for inclusion in an authoritative history book on the Great War due for publication in 2017. Whitiki: Māori in the First World War is one in a series of books on New ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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