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Landmarks Northland

All of us can discover, experience and enjoy the fascinating stories of Northland’s Landmarks Whenua Tohunga.

The earliest encounters between Māori and Pākehā happened at places like the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Kororipo Heritage Park and Rangihoua Heritage Park. From the tension and triumphs sparked by two cultures coming together, today’s New Zealand was born.

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Ruapekapeka Pā – The final battle

Explore Ruapekapeka Pā, the site of the final battle of the New Zealand Wars in the North.

Pompallier Mission and Printery – The power of print

Pompallier Mission is New Zealand’s oldest industrial building and only surviving pioneer printery and tannery.

Cape Brett / Rakaumangamanga – Guiding light

The light reflecting off the crystalline rocks once helped guide the earliest waka to a safe landfall in this new homeland.

Waitangi Treaty Grounds - Our nation’s birthplace

Stand at the very spot where the Treaty of Waitangi, our founding document, was signed by Māori chiefs and the British Crown on 6 February 1840.

Māngungu Mission – The largest Treaty of Waitangi signing

On the shores of the Hokianga Harbour, Māngungu was established as a Wesleyan mission station in 1828 under the invitation and protection of the Māori leader Patuone.

Rangihoua Heritage Park – Marsden Cross – Our first Christmas story

At Rangihoua Heritage Park you can explore New Zealand’s first planned European settlement, a place where Māori and Europeans lived side by side.

Te Waimate Mission - New Zealand’s first farm

Here at Te Waimate you will find the remains of a model English village built by missionaries.

Kororipo Heritage Park – A meeting place of cultures

Set in the Kerikeri Basin, Kororipo Heritage Park is a place where Māori and Europeans lived side by side to trade and learn from each other.

Clendon House - Home of an enterprising family

A glimpse into the fascinating life and aspirations of an early colonial family.


Updated on 15th December 2017

YouTube clips

These clips are taken from the Ministry's YouTube page.

Performance by the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band marking their 80th anniversary on 12th May 2017. This video features sound.

Time lapse video of the 2017 Anzac Day ceremonies held at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park featuring the Dawn Service, National Commemoration and the Last Post. Video courtesy of Chameleon Event Management & Neil Price Photography.  This video does not feature any sound.

Time lapse video of the Last Post ceremony on Anzac Day 2016 which was followed by the WWI Remembered : Light and Sound show. Video shot by Mark Tantram Photography.

The time lapse video of the Dawn Service on Anzac Day 2016. Video shot by Mark Tantrum Photography which features background music.

This video features Anon vocal ensemble performing at the Hall of Memories in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on 26 July 2015 as part of the Capital 150 celebrations.

This video features sound.

'WWI Remembered' at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park around Anzac Day 2015. Courtesy of Wellington City Council and Transmit Media-Creative, you can witness this artistic journey through some of New Zealand's military history online.

This video features sound.

Timelapse video of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Anzac Day 2015 from the Dawn Service to the evening's Beating the Retreat ceremony. Footage is by Paul Fisher Photography.

There are no sound files or captions for this video.

Drone footage of the newly opened Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Video shot by Morgan Whitfield for the Memorial Park Alliance on 21 April 2015.

This video features background music but there is no commentary.

Timelapse video of the opening of Pukeahu National War Park on 18 April 2015. Footage is by Paul Fisher Photography.

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A visual history of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park compiled by Rowan Pierce.  This clip screened at the opening ceremony on 18 April 2015.

There are no sound files with this video.

Artist Darcy Nicholas carving and casting the Hinerangi sculpture which is located in the Ngā Tapuwae o te Kāhui Maunga gardens. Filmed and edited by Darcy's son James Nicholas.

This video features sound.

Film showing the National War Memorial in 2011, just before the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park was developed.

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Related clips

WWI remembered - light and sound show footage taken by Sean Gillespie.

WWI remembered - Wellington City Council street parade on 24 April 2015 taken by Transport New Zealand.

Raw footage of the 2015 Dawn Service at Pukeahu taken by Scoop.

LEARNZ's education portal.

WW100's list of YouTube clips relating to New Zealand World War I commemorations.

Updated on 13th November 2017