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Rededication Ceremony Honours World War One and Two Public Trust Servicemen

2016 Feb 04

Today’s rededication ceremony for the 63 Public Trust Office employees who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars paid tribute to their sacrifice as ordinary New Zealanders who were…

2016 First World War Commemorations Focus on Western Front

2016 Jan 27

New Zealand’s international First World War commemorations will focus on the Western Front with Anzac Day-related ceremonies in France and Belgium and the Battle of the Somme centenary on 15…

History awards to reveal New Zealand’s past

2016 Jan 13

Projects ranging from the Manapouri Hydro Project and the Māori Parliament to a biography of Maurice Shadbolt and the influence of Dr Robert Felkin in Havelock North are amongst those gaining…

A Second Christmas

2015 Dec 18

The realities of a second Christmas far away from home tore at many families’ celebrations; approximately 2779 New Zealanders were left dead from the Gallipoli Campaign, and the imminent…

10,000th student visits Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

2015 Dec 11

Today, Friday 11 December Pukeahu National War Memorial Park host its 10,000th school student since the Park opened in April this year.…

Waitangi oral history awards promote Treaty awareness

2015 Nov 20

Two documentaries which delve into the history of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its relevance in the 21st century are recipients of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage Waitangi 175 Oral History Awards.…

National Commemoration of Armistice Day

2015 Nov 09

The National Commemoration of Armistice Day will be held in the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park at 11.00am on Wednesday 11 November.…

Manatū Taonga moves to former Public Trust Office Building

2015 Oct 28

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage (Ministry) is open for business in the newly refurbished former Public Trust Office Building on Lambton Quay, Wellington.…

Interactive trail guides New Zealanders on the Western Front

2015 Oct 19

Following on from the success of Ngā Tapuwae Gallipoli, the First World War Centenary Programme (WW100) has released the final part of its legacy project, Ngā Tapuwae Western Front.…

Time running out to have your say on 21st century media content regulation

2015 Oct 13

Time is running out to put forward submissions on media content regulation in the discussion document Content Regulation in a Converged World released by Broadcasting and Communications Minister Amy…

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