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1000th Last Post at Pukeahu

2018 Jan 16

The 1000th daily Last Post ceremony marking the First World War centenary will be held at Pukeahu National War Memorial at 5.00pm on Thursday 18 January and members of the public are welcome to atte…

The story of the caskets for the Unknown Warrior

2018 Jan 16

In 2004, the remains of a New Zealand World War One soldier were laid to rest at the National War Memorial’s Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. Cabinet maker and military veteran, Robert (Bob) Jones1t…

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Launches New Online Exhibition

2018 Jan 16

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision has announced the launch of the second of four online exhibitions made up of material drawn from Ngā Taonga Kōrero collection – the archive of RNZ’s Māori radio…

Heritage buildings receive helping hand

2018 Jan 16

A 150-year-old pub is among three heritage buildings to receive funding to help with earthquake strengthening, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern announced today. The Hurunui H…

Young, gifted and Bach: two special concerts for Wellington in February

2018 Jan 15

Wellington will host special performances over two nights in February with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra celebrating some of Bach’s best-loved works, followed by a summer concert by the NZSO1…

A giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in Central Otago

2018 Jan 11

The fossilised remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago have been found. Te Papa’s Alan Tennyson was part of an international team of scientists from1Aust…

Wellington's newest construction business commits to shaping a creative capital

2018 Jan 10

New Zealand Festival and Southbase Construction today announced a new partnership, as the company comes on board to invest in one of the 2018 Festival’s flagship projects, A Waka Odyssey. Founde…

50,000 LEGO® lovers visit Brickman at Te Papa

2018 Jan 10

By this weekend 50,000 people will have visited Brickman: Wonders of the World in the 35 days since opening at Te Papa. The exhibition which is only on until 11 February, showcases 50 of the world…

Te Papa Mourns Passing of Founding CEO Cheryll Sotheran

2017 Dec 31

Te Papa today heard of the passing yesterday (30 December) of our founding Chief Executive, Dame Cheryl Sotheran. “Dame Cheryll leaves an incredible legacy,” says Te Papa Chief Executive1Gerai…

Prime Minister congratulates Honours recipients

2017 Dec 30

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Jacinda Ardern today congratulated the 179 New Zealanders named on the 2018 New Year’s Honours List.  “Although this list was compi…

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