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“Great architecture goes 50-50 with great art” – Len Lye

2011 Jul 13

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery announces pivotal New Zealand Government support for the proposed Len Lye Centre and launches the architectural design by Patterson Associates. The Len Lye Centre1w…

Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau, 1769-1960

2011 Jul 08

Kua tāia tēnei pukapuka hiko, Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau, 1769-1960, e te Manatū Taonga i te 4 o Hōngongoi 2011 hei whakanui i te Wiki o te reo Māori. Kei tēnei pukapuka ngā wāhanga katoa o N…

Te Ara translates its iwi entries into te reo Māori

2011 Jul 06

Aotearoa has many different iwi (tribes) and each is represented in Te Ara (New Zealand’s online encyclopedia). Interesting facts, figures and stories in each iwi entry create an individual1biogra…

28th Māori Battalion website brings generations together with te reo Māori

2011 Jul 05

The 28th Māori Battalion website is dedicated to promoting the men who served with the battalion in the Second World War. Between 1941 and 1945 the Māori Battalion forg…

Manatū Taonga Showcases its Māori Language Content

2011 Jul 04

Every year since 1975 New Zealand has marked Māori Language Week. This is a time for all New Zealanders to celebrate te reo Māori (the Māori language) and to use more Māori phrases in everyday l…

$4 million for Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth

2011 Jun 27

The Government will provide a $4 million grant for the Len Lye Centre project which is to be built immediately adjacent to New Plymouth’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Minister for Arts, Culture1an…

New Zealand memory preserved for all time

2011 Jun 27

New Zealand is now part of the international community working to promote the importance of documentary heritage through the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme. This important cultural milestone…

Shipping containers: shifting our world

2011 Jun 24

Forty years ago in June 1971, the first all-container ship to visit New Zealand arrived in Wellington. The Columbus New Zealand and the simple steel boxes it carried were part of a worldwide revolut…

NZ Historic Places Trust board member appointed

2011 Jun 24

Businessman Brian McGuinness has been appointed to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Board of Trustees, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today. Mr1McG…

28 Māori Battalion website wins IPANZ Gen-I Public Sector Excellence Award

2011 Jun 23

The 28 Māori Battalion website won the top award in the Crown-Māori Relationships category of the IPANZ-Gen-I Public Sector awards, announced last night in1Wellington. …

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