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Passchendaele - New Zealand’s Darkest Day

2017 Oct 04

Passchendaele—New Zealand’s Darkest Day is a powerful new temporary exhibition about New Zealander’s experiences in the tragic Battle of Passchendaele [at The Great War Exhibition]. This1audio-v…

Passchendaele remembered here and overseas

2017 Oct 03

Commemorations to mark one of New Zealand’s darkest days will be held in New Zealand and Belgium this month to remember the Battle of Passchendaele. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry1…

Showcase New Zealand’s History And Culture to the World

2017 Oct 03

The Waitangi Treaty Grounds in the Bay of Islands will be digitally mapped by a renowned high tech United States organisation specialising in the preservation of sites of significance globally thanks1…

The wonders of the world in LEGO® bricks at Te Papa

2017 Oct 02

Let’s go Build - A festival of LEGO activities for all ages opens at Te Papa from 9 December – 11 February. One of only fourteen LEGO Certified Professionals globally, Ryan McNaught (aka Brickman)…

Bullet strike on bugle saves three generations of musicians

2017 Oct 02

New Zealand Army Band musician Corporal Chris Foster will be the first to say that if it wasn’t for his great-grandfather’s bugle, he wouldn’t be playing in the band. In fact, he wouldn’t even…

Magnificent Flying Machines

2017 Oct 02

Step on board Antarctic aircraft before they head south for the season! We’re opening up the tarmac to celebrate the beginning of the summer season in Antarctica. Last year, about three thousand1peo…

New book presents snapshots of NZ's rich history

2017 Oct 01

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s online historical treasures feature in a newly released book, Today in New Zealand History, which presents a day-by-day calendar of events from New…

Gisborne iwi Rongowhakaata’s exhibition opened today at Te Papa with 600 strong pōwhiri

2017 Sep 29

Te Papa’s eighth iwi exhibition, Ko Rongowhakaata: The Story of Light and Shadow opened today following an early morning karakia (blessing), and a pōwhiri (ceremony) which attracted over 600 guests…

Come along to our Public History talk on Wed 04 Oct

2017 Sep 27

Join the Ministry and the National Library of New Zealand for our October public history talk by Professor Charlotte Macdonald and Dr Rebecca Lenihan. Takes place at the National Library on 04 October…

Public invited to honour Dave Gallaher at Eden Park

2017 Sep 26

Members of the public are invited to visit Eden Park for a unique commemoration next month, to mark 100 years since the first All Blacks captain, Dave Gallaher, was killed in World War I. Gallaher pe…

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