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Dr Ruth Harley reappointed as Chair of NZ On Air

2021 Apr 21

Dr Ruth Harley has been reappointed as the Chair of NZ On Air Irirangi Te Motu (NZ On Air), for a three-year term from 1 May 2021.…

New Zealanders to commemorate Anzac Day in person

2021 Apr 19

After a disrupted 2020, New Zealanders will be able to gather in public to commemorate Anzac Day this Sunday.…

Caren Rangi, ONZM appointed as Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa

2021 Mar 25

Caren Rangi has been appointed as the new Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa (Creative New Zealand’s governing body) for a three-year term.…

New Zealand Remembers 125 Years Since Brunner Mine Disaster

2021 Mar 24

The 125th anniversary of the Brunner Mine Disaster, New Zealand’s worst industrial accident, will be acknowledged this Friday announced Tamsin Evans, Deputy Chief Executive Delivery at Manatū…

National Commemoration to mark contribution of New Zealand’s Jayforce

2021 Mar 11

New Zealand will mark the 75th anniversary of the arrival of Jayforce in Japan following the end of the Second World War, through a National Commemoration on Friday 19 March, announced Tamsin Evans,…

Half-masting to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake

2021 Feb 19

At the request of the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand Flag is to be flown at half-mast on all Government and public buildings on Monday 22 February 2021 to mark…

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

2020 Dec 22

Five national commemorations, including the 25th anniversary of the country’s first general election under the MMP electoral system, will be marked in New Zealand during 2021 Manatū Taonga…

Dictionary of NZ Biography releases new te reo translations

2020 Dec 08

Today, the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography releases te reo Māori translations of 15 entries originally published in English. The 15 subjects are all prominent Māori figures.…

Half-masting to commemorate first anniversary of Whakaari/White Island volcanic eruption

2020 Dec 08

At the request of the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand Flag is to be flown at half-mast on all Government and public buildings on Wednesday 9 December 2020 to mark…

Annual history awards reveal diverse New Zealand’s stories

2020 Dec 03

Recipients of the 2020 editions of NZ Oral History Awards and the NZ Research Trust Fund Awards have been announced.…

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