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News and events from our sectors and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

Come along to our Public History talk on Wed 05 July

Join us at our Wed 5 July Public History talk presented by the Ministry & the National Library of NZ featuring Dr Katie Cooper speaking on ‘Hearth and Home: Reconstructing the Rural Kitchen, c1840–1940’. Takes place at the National Library from 12.15pm to 1.15pm. Please RSVP to with 'Hearth and Home' in the subject line.

Urgent call for 28th Māori Battalion photos

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

Matariki Rising celebrations for the whole whānau

Whānau, kai, storytelling & learning will feature in Matariki Rising, a 10-day festival which kicks off with an iconic public event & culminates in the popular Kaumātua Kapa Haka performance.

Iconic New Zealand music line-up to bolster DHL New Zealand Lions Series entertainment

A host of acclaimed Kiwi entertainers will provide pre-match and half-time entertainment to remember at the 10-match DHL NZ Lions Series this June and July.

RNZB appoints new Artistic Director

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has appointed Patricia Barker, a former prima ballerina and current Artistic Director of Grand Rapids Ballet in Michigan, USA, as the RNZB’s new Artistic Director.