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Te Papa hosts official launch of Matariki, opens exhibition, announces events

To herald the new public holiday, Te Papa will open a special interactive exhibition about Matariki to encourage everyone to participate in marking our New Year. The key themes of the experience are: remember, celebrate, and hope. The Matariki exhibition opens Saturday 10 June and closes Sunday 21 August. Entry is free.

Kiwi legends of architecture and design featured in Dictionary of NZ Biography

Fourteen new entries featuring legendary architects, industrial and fashion designers, and inventors have been added to Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (DNZB). DNZB is produced by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

Manatū Taonga announces 2022 commemorations programme

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Executive Bernadette Cavanagh announced the 2022 commemorations programme.

New specialist building will house New Zealand’s heritage

NZ’s most prized taonga or treasures that tell so much of our national story are a step closer to their new home as construction on a building of national significance in Wellington got under way.

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.