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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…

Waitangi Day Fund applications now open

2016 Aug 15

Applications for the 2017 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund are open and applications from groups hosting community events celebrating New Zealand identity by commemorating the signing of the Treaty of…

Search continues for First World War Māori soldiers’ photographs

2016 Aug 11

Do you recognise the only unidentified man in this group of Māori soldiers from the First World War?…

A landmark in New Zealand film and news

2016 Aug 10

2016 is the anniversary of a landmark moment for the New Zealand film and news industries.…

Conscientious objection and dissent in the First World War

2016 Aug 03

While most New Zealanders supported their country’s participation in the First World War, a small but significant group opposed it on religious, political, philosophical or personal grounds. …

Pukeahu hosts National Commemoration Marking 66th Anniversary of Korean War

2016 Jun 23

The public are invited to attend tomorrow’s (Friday 24 June) national commemoration to mark the 66th Anniversary of the start of the Korean War being held in the Hall of Memories at Pukeahu National…

Local history projects receive national funding

2016 Jun 16

Diverse stories of New Zealand history, including sheep shearing, an internationally successful business and Cook Island music-making will be brought to life through this year’s New Zealand Oral…

Leading researcher appointed Senior Māori Historian

2016 May 24

Leading Māori researcher Dr Monty Soutar has been appointed to the position of Senior Māori Historian at Manatū Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage.…

Battle of Crete remembered at National War Memorial

2016 May 18

A service to mark the National Commemoration for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete will be held at the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Friday 20 May.…

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