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The New Zealand Army Band plays Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Sunday

2017 Nov 29

Some of New Zealand’s finest military musicians and vocalists will feature in the iconic New Zealand Army Band’s free concert this Sunday 3 December at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.…

99th Commemoration of Armistice Day Saturday 11 November

2017 Nov 09

The National Commemoration of Armistice Day will be held in the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington at 11:00am on Saturday, 11 November.…

Commemorations to mark 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein

2017 Oct 26

Commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein will be held at Pukeahu National War Memorial, in Wellington on Friday 27 October.…

New book presents snapshots of NZ's rich history

2017 Oct 01

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s online historical treasures feature in a newly released book, Today in New Zealand History, which presents a day-by-day calendar of events from New…

Commemorations acknowledge New Zealand’s contribution in Second World War and South-East Asia

2017 Sep 13

Two significant commemorations, one marking the 75th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) involvement during the Second World War and the other New Zealand’s contribution to…

Lindauer portraits on show in San Francisco

2017 Sep 08

The critically acclaimed exhibition of Lindauer portraits The Māori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand will open at the de Young Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, tomorrow, 9 September…

Māori Battalion D Company story to be told

2017 Aug 24

Research to bring to life the story of D Company’s important role in the Second World War gets underway in earnest on Saturday with a launch at the 28 (Māori) Battalion Hall in Palmerston North.…

Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund Applications Open

2017 Aug 18

Applications for funding for events in 2018 that commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi opened on Monday 21 August.…

National Commemoration of the Vietnam War

2017 Aug 16

Vietnam Veterans’ Day will be commemorated on Friday at the National War Memorial, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Chief Executive Paul James said.…

Memorial to recognise bonds of war

2017 Jul 21

The bond formed between Belgium and New Zealand during the First World War will be recognised today with two special ceremonies at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.…

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