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Two new board appointments for Te Papa

2019 Dec 05

Andy Lowe, from Palmerston North and Cameron Harland, Wellington, are newly appointed to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa board, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage confirmed…

Ministry defers landowner approval application for Erebus memorial

2019 Dec 02

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage will defer its application for landowner consent from the Waitematā Local Board for the National Erebus Memorial, Project Lead Brodie Stubbs said…

Tuia 250 Voyage flotilla arrival in Capital

2019 Nov 30

A glorious Wellington day greeted the Tuia 250 Voyage flotilla arrival into the Capital as the vessels made their way into berth at Queens Wharf. They mustered at Matiu / Somes Island off of Petone…

Children experience exclusive day with Tuia 250 flotilla

2019 Nov 28

Port Marlborough went the extra mile on Monday, sponsoring the Schools Day as part of Tuia 250 ki Tōtaranui events. The funding came from their Sounds Discovery Fund, which is designed to support…

Endeavour’s departure from Tuia Voyage prompts reflection

2019 Nov 28

Don’t miss the Tuia 250 Voyage flotilla when it comes to Te Whanganui-a-Tara/ Wellington this weekend. The flotilla will make a spectacular sight as it performs a sail around of Wellington Harbour…

Histories confirm connections between Māori and Pacific

2019 Nov 27

Wairau rich in histories that confirm connections between Māori and Pacific tupuna…

A fond farewell to the tall ships after Tuia 250

2019 Nov 26

After being part of the Tuia 250 Voyage since early October, the Endeavour replica departs for her home base in Australia next week. The youth ship Spirit of New Zealand will also have her final…

More stories to be told as Tuia 250 Voyage arrives

2019 Nov 21

More stories to be told as Tuia 250 Voyage comes to South Island…

New Zealand marks 100 years since first Armistice Day on Monday

2019 Nov 07

Armistice Day will be commemorated with a national ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington on Monday 11 November at 11am. Members of the public are welcome to attend. …

New waka launched in Kororāreka Russell today

2019 Nov 06

The naming and launching of three waka took place in Kororāreka Russell today as a result of the Rātā symposium which is part of the Tuia 250 programme.…

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