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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.…

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…

Wellington symposium delves into First World War and its legacy

2016 Dec 12

From the Russian Revolution, suffrage protest in America and the horrendous death toll on the Western Front at Passchendaele, to the fate of Palestine and the birth of modern Iraq, 1917 was a defining…

Landmarks Whenua Tohunga reveals Northland’s precious culture and heritage

2016 Dec 01

Some of Northland’s most precious culture and heritage sites are brought together under the Landmarks Whenua Tohunga banner giving people the opportunity to learn more about our nation’s stories,…

National War Memorial Scoops Heritage Design Award

2016 Nov 15

The National War Memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington won the Heritage category of the New Zealand Architecture Awards announced yesterday evening.…

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