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Prestigious award made to prominent historian and editor of New Zealand’s online encyclopaedia, Dr Jock Phillips

2011 Oct 26

One man’s more than 30 years service to the study and advancement of New Zealand history has been recognised with a prestigious award from the Royal Society of New Zealand. The 2011 Pou Aronui A…

Anthem in demand

2011 Oct 12

Rugby fans are flocking to the Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s national anthem page ahead of each All Blacks game. On the day before the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony in Auckland on1Septe…

Royal New Zealand Navy Anniversary

2011 Oct 11

To mark the 70th anniversary of the formation of the Royal New Zealand Navy this month, the NZHistory website has posted new features and images about the stars of the navy’s wartime1fleet. Ther…

New Zealand Film Archive Honored At 2011 Pordenone Film Festival

2011 Oct 10

Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, the internationally renowned festival of silent film held annually in Pordenone, Italy, has honoured the New Zealand Film Archive with the 2011 Jean Mitry Award, the ann…

Passchendaele

2011 Oct 07

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage advises that Wednesday 12 October marks the 94th anniversary of the bloodiest battle fought by New Zealand soldiers during the First World War. On that day in…

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Bill introduced

2011 Oct 06

A bill that improves the governance and operation of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust was introduced to Parliament has been introduced to Parliament by Arts Culture and Heritage Minister1Christ…

Galllipoli survey finds Malone's Terraces at Quinn's Post

2011 Oct 04

A team of historians and archaeologists from New Zealand, Australia and Turkey have made an exciting discovery while surveying the Gallipoli battlefields. Image of the survey team with Ian1McGi…

Navy Fleet to Visit Wellington – Review, Parade and ceremony

2011 Sep 22

In a once in a lifetime event, 11 ships of the Royal New Zealand Navy will visit Wellington to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Navy’s founding on 1 October 1941. “This is a once in a lifetime…

Women's suffrage petition now online

2011 Sep 15

Did one of your ancestors sign the historic 1893 petition calling for women’s right to vote? If so, you can now search for their names online and contribute information about them. To mark Women…

Roadside Stories goes live – listen in for unique tales of Aotearoa New Zealand

2011 Aug 31

Roadside Stories - an entertaining, free audio guide designed for domestic and international tourists - launches today to coincide with Rugby World Cup 2011 as part of the REAL New Zealand festival. …

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