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Commemorating military operations in Malaya and Malaysia

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 9:39 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

New Zealanders are invited to participate in online activities to honour those who served in New Zealand’s post-Second World War military operations in Malaya and Malaysia. The usual annual ceremony at the National War Memorial is unable to proceed ... More >>

Two-week Extension For Regional Culture And Heritage Fund Applicants

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 5:37 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Applicants to the sixth round of the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund (RCHF) now have a two week extension to ready their applications, Pou Mataaho o Te Hua Deputy Chief Executive Delivery at Manatū Taonga, Tamsin Evans announced today. The new ... More >>

National Merchant Navy Day Commemoration: Friday 3 September

Monday, 30 August 2021, 1:50 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

While the national commemoration to honour those who served in the Merchant Navy during wartime is unable to proceed this week due to current COVID-19 alert levels, New Zealanders are welcome to participate in online activities to mark the occasion, ... More >>

Cancelled: Vietnam Veterans’ Day Commemoration - COVID-19 Update

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 7:27 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The commemoration to mark Vietnam Veterans’ Day tomorrow (Wednesday 18 August) at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington has been cancelled due to the nationwide move to COVID-19 Alert Level 4. "An Act of Remembrance ceremony was ... More >>

New Zealand to mark Vietnam Veterans’ Day

Monday, 16 August 2021, 11:23 am | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

  Members of the public are invited to join the annual commemoration to mark Vietnam Veterans’ Day this Wednesday 18 August at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. "More than 3,000 New Zealand military personnel served in Vietnam between 1964 and 1972," ... More >>

Hon Chris Finlayson And Claire Szabó Appointed To The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Board

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 2:20 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Hon Chris Finlayson QC and Claire Szabó have been appointed as new members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Te Tira Pūoro o Aotearoa (NZSO) board for three-year terms, starting 1 August 2021. Hon Chris Finlayson QC is a lawyer and former Member ... More >>

Matariki Williams Appointed As Pou Hītori Māori Matua Senior Māori Historian

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 1:03 pm | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Matariki Williams (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Hauiti, Taranaki) has been appointed as Pou Hītori Māori Matua Senior Māori Historian in Te Pae Wānanga (the Research and Publishing team) at Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage. ... More >>

Korean War Commemoration: Important COVID-19 Update

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 2:18 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

On Friday 25 June New Zealand will commemorate the 71st anniversary of the start of the Korean War, at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington. However, at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 in Wellington, the event will no longer be open to members ... More >>

New Zealand To Mark 71st Anniversary Of The Korean War

Friday, 18 June 2021, 3:56 pm | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington will host the commemoration to mark the 71st anniversary of the Korean War on Friday 25 June. "An Act of Remembrance ceremony will take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at Pukeahu," says ... More >>

Five New Members Appointed To The Sport NZ Board

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 3:58 pm | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Five new members have been appointed to the Sport and Recreation New Zealand (Sport NZ) Board. Duane Kale, Karen Vercoe, Rakesh Naidoo, Robyn Cockburn and Suri Bartlett have each been appointed for three-year terms. Their diverse backgrounds and experience ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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