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Applications for 2016 Waitangi Day Fund Open

2015 Aug 07

Waitangi Day 2016 is set to be filled with creative and colourful events around the country thanks to community funding made available through Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage.…

National Ceremony to mark the Centenary of the Battle for Chunuk Bair

2015 Aug 05

The National Ceremony to mark the Centenary of the Battle for Chunuk Bair at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington anchors WW100 events around New Zealand.8 August marks 100 years from the…

National War Memorial open for Capital 150

2015 Jul 24

A chiming of the peace bell from the carillon tower, a display of royal wreaths, a choral performance, artefacts from the archaeological survey of the Pukeahu site and a history talk are some of the…

Centenary of the return of the Willochra

2015 Jul 10

Commemoration of the centenary of Chunuk Bair

2015 Jul 02

“I and the Wellington Battalion go to Happy Valley tomorrow night at 11.30pm. No fires, no movement… (we’ll) go out on the night of the 6th to take Chunuk Bair.” - Diary entry by William…

Oral History Awards Tell Our Stories

2015 Jun 26

Yellow-eyed penguins and their conservation, a look into Westport life, Niue elders’ experience of living in New Zealand and union history are some of the topics granted funding in this year’s New…

65th Anniversary of Korean War Commemorated

2015 Jun 25

Help needed to identify unknown Second Māori contingent members

2015 Apr 22

Monty Soutar’s research into Māori in the First World War has unearthed some great finds.  “The centenary of World War One has got people pulling out family records on Grandad’s or…

Great War Exhibition announces principal partner

2015 Apr 17

Commemorate history when Pukeahu Park and the Great War Exhibition open this Saturday

2015 Apr 15

Members of the public have the opportunity to be part of New Zealand history this Saturday 18 April with the official opening of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and Sir Peter Jackson’s Great War…