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National War Memorial Scoops Heritage Design Award

2016 Nov 15

The National War Memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington won the Heritage category of the New Zealand Architecture Awards announced yesterday evening.…

98th National Commemoration of Armistice Day

2016 Nov 10

Tomorrow’s National Commemoration of Armistice Day in the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park marking the end of the First World War is a significant one for us all and the public…

Films That Shaped New Zealand – Celebrating 120 Years of Cinema

2016 Sep 30

October 2016 sees the 120th anniversary of the first public film screenings in New Zealand. A season of films that shaped New Zealand will mark the anniversary at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision…

New Zealand’s most traumatic military campaign revealed

2016 Sep 22

The bloodiest and most traumatic campaign in New Zealand’s military history is captured in a new book produced by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage.…

National Commemoration for the Malaya and Malaysia Operations

2016 Sep 14

New Zealand’s contribution to military operations in Malaya and Malaysia from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s will be commemorated in a national service held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park at…

Organ recital featuring baroque music Pukeahu National War Memorial Sunday 11 September

2016 Sep 05

World class musician Timothy Hurd QSM will play the St Lazarus Memorial Organ in a recital at the National War Memorial as part of the Winter Concert series at 4.00pm this Sunday 11 September.…

New book offers a fresh perspective on New Zealand’s contribution to Western Front campaign

2016 Sep 05

Between 1914 and 1918 New Zealand fought the bloodiest and most traumatic campaign in its military history…

National Merchant Navy Day Commemoration 3 September 2016

2016 Aug 31

The national commemoration to honour those who served in the Merchant Navy during wartime is being held this Saturday 3 September in the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Heather…

50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

2016 Aug 17

The 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War will be marked with two services in Wellington on 18 August.…

Queen Elizabeth II Pukeahu Education Centre Boost for Students

2016 Aug 17

Students from throughout New Zealand are set to benefit from today’s opening of the Queen Elizabeth II Pukeahu Education Centre at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Paul James Chief Executive of…

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