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Waitangi oral history awards promote Treaty awareness

2015 Nov 20

Two documentaries which delve into the history of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its relevance in the 21st century are recipients of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage Waitangi 175 Oral History Awards.…

National Commemoration of Armistice Day

2015 Nov 09

The National Commemoration of Armistice Day will be held in the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park at 11.00am on Wednesday 11 November.…

Manatū Taonga moves to former Public Trust Office Building

2015 Oct 28

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage (Ministry) is open for business in the newly refurbished former Public Trust Office Building on Lambton Quay, Wellington.…

Interactive trail guides New Zealanders on the Western Front

2015 Oct 19

Following on from the success of Ngā Tapuwae Gallipoli, the First World War Centenary Programme (WW100) has released the final part of its legacy project, Ngā Tapuwae Western Front.…

New book reveals horror and humanity of war

2015 Oct 01

War and how it has shaped us as a people and a country is the subject of a joint venture by Victoria University English Professor Harry Ricketts and Ministry for Culture and Heritage Senior Historian…

New Zealand Divisional "All Blacks" on display in France

2015 Sep 29

A different kind of New Zealand rugby talent will be on display in France in October. Though these historical forwards and spectators are only 17 centimetres tall.…

Remembering Christchurch – an important social history

2015 Sep 02

In the words of Reg Miller “people count more than buildings, bricks and mortar”; this insight is indicative of the wealth of social history captured in the Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s…

National Commemoration of the Vietnam War

2015 Aug 17

Commemorative Service marking end of WWII in the Pacific

2015 Aug 13

A commemorative service will be held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park at 11.00am this Saturday 15 August to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII in the Pacific.…

Applications for 2016 Waitangi Day Fund Open

2015 Aug 07

Waitangi Day 2016 is set to be filled with creative and colourful events around the country thanks to community funding made available through Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage.…

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