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Funding for Waitangi Day 2010 Commemorative Events

2009 Nov 26

A three day Waitangi festival in Northland featuring thirty waka, over 300 Kai hoe (rowers) a dawn karakia, sports events, a church service and a sunset ceremony is one of 77 events receiving1fundin…

Armistice Day commemorations

2009 Nov 10

Two minutes silence at 11.00am and eleven tolls of the Peace Bell will signal the beginning of the Armistice Day commemorative service at the National War Memorial tomorrow.  It is 91 years since…

What's in a name?

2009 Aug 13

Origins of place names Cape Turnagain and Cape Kidnappers, as well as how Havelock North started as Havelock, a translation of the longest place name in the world and why there’s an apostrophe in1…

Silent oral history signs the way ahead

2009 Jul 31

Oral history in New Zealand will break new ground following this year's allocation of awards for recording memories and life stories. For the first time a video oral history project will be recorded…

New feature ‘Antarctica’ on

2009 Jul 09

“Antarctica and New Zealand share a long and rich history”, said Dr Bronwyn Dalley, Chief Historian, Ministry for Culture and Heritage. A new feature on tells the stories of1t…

Media advisory for Anzac Day

2009 Apr 24

Explore the history of New Zealanders at war through the website. Produced by historians at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, this site is the most authoritative and accurate1o…

Calling all Oral Historians

2009 Mar 24

Applications are being called for this year’s Awards in oral history. More than $1.25 million has been awarded to over 300 New Zealand oral history projects since 1991 by the Australian Sesquice…

New Zealand War Dead Honoured in South Africa

2009 Feb 19

A memorial to 23 members of the New Zealand 7th Contingent who lost their lives in the Battle of Langverwacht in February 1902 is being re-dedicated in South Africa this week. The ceremony will ta…

Updated History of New Zealands Flags

2009 Feb 01

On Waitangi Day 2010 the national Maori flag will for the first time fly over the Auckland Harbour Bridge. It will also fly at Parliament, Premier House, the Governor-General's official residences i…

Waitangi Day 2009 Commemorative Events

2009 Jan 14

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage today announced $276,500 of Government funding for Waitangi Day events throughout New Zealand. The grants are given to encourage widespread participation in1Wai…

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