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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 >>

New Zealand To Mark The 75th Anniversary Of The End Of The Second World War

Monday, 10 August 2020, 9:30 am | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War will be acknowledged on 15 August, with a commemorative service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Executive Bernadette ... More >>

Carillon Tower Detailed Seismic Assessment Released

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 4:36 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage has today released online the final detailed seismic assessment on the Carillon Tower at the National War Memorial in Wellington. The final report completed in April this year, found the Carillon Tower ... More >>

70th Commemoration For Korean War Marked On 1 July

Monday, 29 June 2020, 3:23 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The national commemoration marking the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War is being held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Wednesday 1 July, Bernadette Cavanagh Tumu Whakarae Chief Executive Manatū Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage ... More >>

New Board Appointments For NZSO

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 9:10 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Appointments to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, NZSO, of Geoff Dangerfield, who steps into the role of deputy-chair, Ainsley Walter, Edwin Read and Carmel Walsh, have been confirmed today by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage From ... More >>

Professor Juliet Gerrard Appointed To Te Papa Board

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 11:22 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Juliet Gerrard, currently the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Adviser and University of Auckland professor in biological and chemical sciences, is newly appointed to the board of Te Papa Tongarewa, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage ... More >>

New Zealanders Encouraged To Gather As Virtual Communities For Anzac Day

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 12:50 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

For the first time since Anzac services began in 1916, New Zealanders won’t be gathering at public services and war memorials nationwide on Saturday to mark this significant day of remembrance. Anzac Services around the country – including those ... More >>

No National Anzac Day Services And Pacific Islands Memorial Unveiling Postponed

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 12:04 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

National Anzac Day services at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and Atatürk Memorial will not be going ahead this year due to the mass gathering restrictions in place in response to COVID-19. The unveiling of the Pacific Islands Memorial at Pukeahu, ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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