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Waitangi Day Funding Applications Extended

2010 Sep 09

Applications are currently open for The Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund, which supports events celebrating New Zealand’s identity by commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi at a1commun…

Kiwis’ flight across the Tasman wins awards

2010 Aug 25

Kiwi migration to Australia is the stand out theme from this year’s New Zealand Oral History Awards. Three projects out of eight granted funding will receive a total of more than $40,000 to record…

New appointments to Te Papa Board

2010 Aug 09

Philip Carter and Wendy Lai have been appointed to the Board of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Christopher Finlayson announced1today. …

Merchant Navy Day

2010 Aug 09

September 3 will be recognised by the Government as Merchant Navy Day, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today. The Merchant Navy played a critical role1durin…

Peace celebrations

2010 Jun 18

A neglected part of New Zealand's First World War story, the elaborate peace celebrations held in July 1919, is now being told on Ministry for Culture and Heritage website 'In…

Major new feature on Waikato region in Te Ara – Encyclopedia of New Zealand

2010 May 28

A significant new feature on the Waikato region will be launched at the Waikato Museum on 31 May. Written by Te Ara Managing Editor Nancy Swarbrick, who grew up in Hamilton, this exhaustive entry …

$10m extra for National War Memorial park

2010 May 21

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson today confirmed the government’s commitment to the National War Memorial precinct at Buckle St in Wellington. Budget 2010 commits $1…

Santa Parades - Past and Present

2009 Dec 17

A revamped history on Ministry for Culture and Heritage website tells the story of New Zealand’s unique Christmas parade tradition. “Modern Santa Parades are often accused…

2010 Awards in History Announced

2009 Dec 10

New history projects including pre-Treaty cultural encounters, rural fire-fighting, and a history of an iconic Wellington gallery will receive funding from the New Zealand History Research Trust1Fun… Publication and Online Resource on the Battle of River Plate

2009 Dec 10

This weekend official commemorations will mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of River Plate. In Wellington commemorations will be held at the National War Memorial on Saturday 12 December at …

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