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Inaugural National Waka Hourua Festival Launched

Sunday, 2 May 2021, 4:53 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Te Hau Kōmaru chair Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr has announced the first National WakaHourua Festival to be held in Tauranga, 19-23 May 2021. The first National Waka Hourua Festival Te Hau Komaru will be held in Tauranga from 19-23 May 2021. Te Hau Kōmaru chair ... More >>

Timothy Castle, Robyn Clements And Dillon Boucher Appointed To The Drug Free Sport New Zealand Board

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 1:10 pm | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Timothy (Tim) Castle has been reappointed as Chair and Robyn Clements and Dillon Boucher MNZM have been appointed as members to the board of Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ). Tim Castle’s reappointment as Chair is for a two-year term, commencing ... More >>

Dr Ruth Harley Reappointed As Chair Of NZ On Air

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 1:46 pm | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Dr Ruth Harley has been reappointed as the Chair of NZ On Air Irirangi Te Motu (NZ On Air), for a three-year term from 1 May 2021. Dr Harley has a long international career in the screen industry. She was formerly the commissioning editor for Television ... More >>

New Zealanders To Commemorate Anzac Day In Person

Monday, 19 April 2021, 3:44 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

After a disrupted 2020, New Zealanders will be able to gather in public to commemorate Anzac Day this Sunday. Last year, for the first time since Anzac services began in 1916, New Zealanders were not able to gather at public services and war memorials ... More >>

Caren Rangi, ONZM Appointed As Chair Of The Arts Council Of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 9:51 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Caren Rangi has been appointed as the new Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa (Creative New Zealand’s governing body) for a three-year term. Ms Rangi will be the first Pacific Chair and third woman to hold this role of Chair ... More >>

New Zealand Remembers 125 Years Since Brunner Mine Disaster

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 10:45 am | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The 125th anniversary of the Brunner Mine Disaster, New Zealand’s worst industrial accident, will be acknowledged this Friday announced Tamsin Evans, Deputy Chief Executive Delivery at Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage today. "The explosion ... More >>

National Commemoration To Mark Contribution Of New Zealand’s Jayforce

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 1:45 pm | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

New Zealand will mark the 75th anniversary of the arrival of Jayforce in Japan following the end of the Second World War, through a National Commemoration on Friday 19 March, announced Tamsin Evans, Deputy Chief Executive Delivery at Manatū Taonga Ministry ... More >>

Half-masting To Commemorate The Tenth Anniversary Of The Christchurch Earthquake

Friday, 19 February 2021, 4:24 pm | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

At the request of the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand Flag is to be flown at half-mast on all Government and public buildings on Monday 22 February 2021 to mark the tenth anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquake. ... More >>

Quarter Of A Century Of MMP Among Next Year’s National Commemorations

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 8:43 am | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Five national commemorations, including the 25th anniversary of the country’s first general election under the MMP electoral system, will be marked in New Zealand during 2021 Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Tumu Whakarae Chief ... More >>

Dictionary Of NZ Biography Releases New Te Reo Translations

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 4:02 pm | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

  Finalising te reo translations is a welcome development says Neill Atkinson, Chief Historian at Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage. “It has taken some time to get to this point, but we’ve taken due care to ensure the translations ... More >>

Annual History Awards Reveal Diverse New Zealand’s Stories

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 11:51 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Recipients of the 2020 editions of NZ Oral History Awards and the NZ Research Trust Fund Awards have been announced. The Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho Oral History Awards 2020 have revealed some of the stories in our communities which deserve to be heard. These ... More >>

National Armistice Day Commemorated 11 November

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 12:01 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Tomorrow’s National Armistice Day Commemoration will be observed by a ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Bernadette Cavanagh Tumu Whakarae Chief Executive Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage said. “After four years of conflict ... More >>

Te Tai Presents Te Mana O Te Reo Māori

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 11:23 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Today, te reo Māori is recognised as an important part of New Zealand culture and identity. But things were not always so hopeful for the language. By the 1970s, te reo Māori was on the verge of extinction. The long journey of revitalisation has ... More >>

Biggest Timeline Of Te Reo Māori History Launched

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 4:20 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The most comprehensive timeline of significant events in the history of te reo Māori is now available online, tracing key milestones in the revitalisation of the language. “Te reo Māori is the first language of Aotearoa, and so this timeline is an important ... More >>

Te Ara – Encyclopedia Of New Zealand Features New Zealand Sign Language

Monday, 21 September 2020, 12:09 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

  To mark the commencement of New Zealand sign language week (21 to 27 September 2020), Te Ara, the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, features a story celebrating the genesis of one of Aotearoa’s official languages. Neill Atkinson, Chief Historian ... More >>

Ceremony To Reflect On New Zealand’s Military Operations In Malaya And Malaysia

Monday, 14 September 2020, 10:24 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

An Act of Remembrance to mark New Zealand’s contribution to military operations in Malaya and Malaysia from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s will take place at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Wednesday 16 September at 11am. “This commemoration ... More >>

Merchant Navy Day Commemoration Honours Civilians’ Commitment

Monday, 31 August 2020, 3:52 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The national commemoration honouring those who served in the Merchant Navy during wartime is being held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on 3 September, Tamsin Evans, Pou Mataaho o Te Hua Deputy Chief Executive Delivery Manatū Taonga Ministry ... More >>

2021 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund Now Open

Monday, 31 August 2020, 11:42 am | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Applications for the 2021 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund open today and communities throughout the country are encouraged to apply for funding to support their local events, says Bernadette Cavanagh, Tumu Whakarae Chief Executive Manatū Taonga Ministry ... More >>

New Zealand To Mark Vietnam Veterans’ Day

Monday, 17 August 2020, 12:42 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

  On Tuesday 18 August, New Zealand will mark Vietnam Veterans’ Day. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the commemorative service to remember the conflict is unable to take place. Instead, an Act of Remembrance will be held at the Tomb ... More >>

CANCELLED: Commemoration To Mark The 75th Anniversary Of The End Of The Second World War

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 2:19 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The National Commemorative Service planned to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War has been cancelled, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Executive Bernadette Cavanagh said today. “The service was scheduled ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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