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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].…

Financial relief for media sector reaches across communities nationwide

2020 Jul 08

Building on the immediate transmissions fee relief provided to media organisations in the first media sector support package, support has been extended to a range of other broadcasters– including…

Carillon Tower detailed seismic assessment released

2020 Jul 02

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage has today released online the final detailed seismic assessment on the Carillon Tower at the National War Memorial in Wellington.  The final report…

70th Commemoration for Korean War marked on 1 July

2020 Jun 29

The national commemoration marking the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War is being held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Wednesday 1 July, Bernadette Cavanagh Tumu Whakarae Chief…

Leigh Pearson reappointed to Broadcasting Standards Authority

2020 Jun 24

Wellingtonian Leigh Pearson has been reappointed to the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) for a one-year fixed term, Te Mana Whanonga Kaipāho, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage…

New board appointments for NZSO

2020 Jun 10

Appointments to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, NZSO, of Geoff Dangerfield, who steps into the role of deputy-chair, Ainsley Walter, Edwin Read and Carmel Walsh, have been confirmed today by…

Professor Juliet Gerrard appointed to Te Papa Board

2020 Jun 02

Juliet Gerrard, currently the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Adviser and University of Auckland professor in biological and chemical sciences, is newly appointed to the board of Te Papa Tongarewa,…

New Zealand marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day

2020 May 08

The 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe will be acknowledged in New Zealand on 8 May with video messages from the Governor-General and Prime Minister.…

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