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Memorial to recognise bonds of war

2017 Jul 21

The bond formed between Belgium and New Zealand during the First World War will be recognised today with two special ceremonies at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.…

Oral History Awards Tell Our Stories

2017 Jul 18

Sporting traditions, Māori history, and the experiences of children and women with a disability are just some of the stories that will be made more accessible due to this year’s New Zealand Oral…

Decimal currency move a defining moment

2017 Jul 07

50 years ago on Monday 10 July 1967, one of the defining moments in New Zealand’s history happened when we moved from pounds, shilling and pence to decimal currency.…

Belgian WW1 exhibition shows respect for New Zealand soldiers

2017 Jul 07

 “Passchendaele: The Belgians have not forgotten” - an exhibition developed in Belgium to acknowledge New Zealand’s part in the Battle of Passchendaele opens for a three week period at the…

New Zealand’s oldest war memorial to be refurbished

2017 Jun 12

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.…

Battle for Crete anniversary

2017 May 15

The 76th anniversary of the Battle for Crete will be marked at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park at Wellington on Saturday 20 May.…

Urgent call for 28th Māori Battalion photos

2017 Apr 19

The author of a book that will capture the battle experience of the 28th Māori Battalion’s B-Company is calling for family descendants and relatives to help locate up to 400 photos of the 900 men…

Missing World War One NZ Rifle Brigade flags sought

2017 Apr 18

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.…

Manatū Taonga standing alongside Te Matatini

2017 Feb 23

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…

New Zealand’s history awards reveal our past

2017 Jan 31

This year’s New Zealand History Research Trust Fund awards will see eleven New Zealand researchers bring the country’s past to life in projects ranging from a biography of portrait artist Isaac…

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