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Biggest Timeline Of Te Reo Māori History Launched

2020 Oct 15

The most comprehensive timeline of significant events in the history of te reo Māori is now available online, tracing key milestones in the revitalisation of the language.…

Te Ara – Encyclopedia Of New Zealand Features New Zealand Sign Language

2020 Sep 21

To mark the commencement of New Zealand sign language week (21 to 27 September 2020), Te Ara, the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, features a story celebrating the genesis of one of Aotearoa’s official…

Ceremony to reflect on New Zealand’s military operations in Malaya and Malaysia

2020 Sep 14

An Act of Remembrance to mark New Zealand’s contribution to military operations in Malaya and Malaysia from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s will take place at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on…

2021 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund now open

2020 Aug 31

Applications for the 2021 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund open today and communities throughout the country are encouraged to apply for funding to support their local events, says Bernadette…

Merchant Navy Day Commemoration Honours Civilians’ Commitment

2020 Aug 31

The national commemoration honouring those who served in the Merchant Navy during wartime is being held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on 3 September, Tamsin Evans, Pou Mataaho o Te Hua Deputy…

The Museum Hardship Fund now welcoming applications across Aotearoa

2020 Aug 28

The Museum Hardship Fund administered by Te Papa is accepting applications from today, welcoming cultural organisations across Aotearoa to apply for up to $25,000 per grant.…

Two new board appointments for Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

2020 Aug 26

Materoa Dodd of Wellington and Keita Kohere of Gisborne have been appointed to the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Board, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage announced today.…

New Zealand to mark Vietnam Veterans’ Day

2020 Aug 17

On Tuesday 18 August, New Zealand will mark Vietnam Veterans’ Day.…

Cancelled: Commemoration to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

2020 Aug 12

The National Commemorative Service planned to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War has been cancelled, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Executive…

New Zealand to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

2020 Aug 10

[12 August 2020 update - Regrettably, this service is no longer possible due to restrictions in place in response to COVID-19 pandemic].…

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