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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. …

New Zealand and the Victoria Cross

2011 Jun 23

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest military decoration awarded for ‘valour in the face of the enemy’ to members of the armed forces of Commonwealth countries. It was introduced in 1856 by Qu…

Work begins on Hawke’s Bay Museum & Art Gallery Redevelopment Project

2011 Jun 22

Work has begun at the Hawke’s Bay Museum & Art Gallery (HBMAG) site today with the demolition of the former Lilliput and old planetarium building. The demolition of this building is in1prepara…

Regional rugby facts, figures and memories go online

2011 Jun 08

To coincide with the 2011 Rugby World Cup, New Zealand’s online history resource NZHistory has created a new feature which documents the emergence of the provincial game in this country. Presentin…

NZ Oral History Awards reflect extraordinary diversity

2011 Jun 08

Over $120,000 have been awarded to 14 oral history projects including subjects such as the Auckland beach suburb of Milford, women judges in New Zealand, the ”Dunedin Sound” in music, and the Ch…

Kerikeri Mission Station gets an upgrade

2011 Jun 07

A programme of repairs and maintenance at the Kerikeri Mission Station is underway that will see Kemp House and the Stone Store ready for the Rugby World Cup. As well as general maintenance at1Kem…

NZHistory marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle for Crete with new “kiwi stories”

2011 May 17

The Battle for Crete was one of the most dramatic battles of the Second World War. Over 12 days in May 1941 a mixed force of New Zealanders, British, Australian and Greek troops desperately tried to…

28th Māori Battalion website finalist in IPANZ Gen-I Public Sector Excellence Awards

2011 May 05

The 28th Māori Battalion website ( which keeps alive the legacy of the 3600 soldiers of the Battalion was announced as a finalist in the Crown - Māori relationships1cat…

Papakura Museum Anzac 2011 exhibition

2011 Apr 20

Papakura Museum Anzac 2011 exhibition: 'How We Remember Them' 21 April - 9 June. The new Papakura Museum's inaugural Anzac exhibition showcases memories and memorabilia of New Zealand veterans of …

70 years since Greek ship sinks with Kiwi soliders

2011 Apr 20

"Flames were everywhere enveloping the ship. The heat was overpowering and boiling water from fractured pipes scalded the flesh from people’s bones. 'I could see a woman with both legs trapped and…

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