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Government supports Waitangi events across Aotearoa

2023 Jan 30

31 events from Te Anau to Hokianga and the Chatham Islands will receive funding to commemorate Waitangi Day 2023 in innovative ways.…

New appointments to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Board

2023 Jan 18

Tama Waipara and David Wilks have been appointed to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Board, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage announced.…

From Pasifika bus drivers to queer dance parties: Communities to Record Tales of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Diverse Communities

2022 Dec 16

Mai i ngā kaihautū pahi Pasifika ki ngā pāti kanikani irakē:  Ka Hopukia e ngā Hapori ngā Kōrero o Ngā Hapori Kanorau o Aotearoa…

New appointments for Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Board and Māori Heritage Council

2022 Dec 14

Rei Kohere (Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata, Ngāi Tahu) and Professor Rangi Mātāmua (Ngāi Tūhoe) have been appointed to the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Board and Māori Heritage Council…

Aotearoa Remembers 75 Years Since Ballantynes Fire

2022 Nov 16

This Friday 18 November marks the 75th anniversary of the fire at Ballantynes department store that resulted in the tragic loss of 41 lives.…

National wreath laying ceremony to commemorate Armistice Day

2022 Nov 07

Armistice Day will be commemorated with a national wreath laying ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington on Friday 11 November at 11am.…

Cook Monument at Kōpū Bridge to be stored locally

2022 Oct 21

On Thursday 27th October 2022 (weather dependent), the damaged Cook Monument at Kōpū Bridge in Thames will be dismantled and put into storage until further notice.…

Kua Wātea he Takuhe hei Tautoko i ngā Hapori Whakanui i te Rā o Waitangi

2022 Sep 28

Kua tuwhera mai te Tahua Whakamaharatanga ki te Rā o Waitangi 2023 (te Tahua) hei tautoko i ngā huihuinga ā-rohe ka whakanui i ngā rā o mua, o anamata o Te Tiriti o Waitangi.…

Grants Available to Support Community Waitangi Day Celebrations

2022 Sep 28

Administered by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the Fund enables community groups, local councils and tangata whenua to work together to organise events that deepen and broaden our…

New Zealand Flag to Return to Full Mast on 27 September

2022 Sep 22

A State Memorial Service in New Zealand for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be held on 26 September.…

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