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Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei tell their history on the anniversary of Te Tiriti signing

A new online resource launched today sharing the history of North Island iwi Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei – including their long association with Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), their Te Tiriti o Waitangi settlement and their aspirations for the future.

Tohu Whenua: Discover The Places That Tell Our Stories

Discover the places that tell our stories. That’s what Tohu Whenua is encouraging New Zealanders to do.

Quarter of a century of MMP among next year’s national commemorations

5 national commemorations, including the 25th anniversary of the country’s first general election under the MMP electoral system will be marked in 2021.

Local music on radio hits highest peak since records began

Local music broke several records for radio airplay and chart placings in 2020 – in spite of the many challenges the industry faced due to the pandemic.

National memorial to recognise Pacific wartime service

The new Pacific Islands Memorial Te Reo Hotunui o te Moana nui a Kiwa acknowledges the contribution of Pacific nations to military conflicts and the bonds shared with New Zealand.