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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. …

Pacific voyaging prowess honoured at historic early arrival site

2019 Nov 07

As the Tuia 250 Voyage flotilla enters the Bay of Islands today it will pause and acknowledge Mangahawea Bay where compelling evidence of the immense voyaging reach and prowess of Māori and Pacific…

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.…

1918 Influenza Pandemic Memorial Plaque unveiled today

2019 Nov 06

A memorial plaque remembering the estimated 9000 New Zealanders who died in the 1918 global influenza pandemic was unveiled today in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Bernadette Cavanagh Chief…

Tuia 250 comes to Pēwhairangi Bay of Islands

2019 Nov 06

The Tuia 250 Voyage Flotilla is on its way to Pēwhairangi Bay of Islands, where more rich stories of our voyaging and cultural heritage will be shared.…

Tuia 250 ki Whangārei Terenga Paraoa – Tuia te muka tangata

2019 Nov 01

As the Tuia 250 journeys north into Te Tai Tokerau we reflect on its symbolic significance and arrival into the shores of Whangārei Terenga Paraoa (the Whangārei Harbour), say co-chairs of the Tuia…

Annual Report 2018/19 released

2019 Oct 24

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage Manatū Taonga 2018/19 Te Pūrongo ā-Tau, Annual Report has been presented to Parliament. …

City of Sails welcomes Tuia 250 flotilla

2019 Oct 24

A big weekend of festivities is planned for the Tuia 250 ki Tāmaki Makaurau events as the Tuia 250 Voyage flotilla arrives in Auckland.…

Historic pōwhiri to take place at 1pm tomorrow, Friday 18

2019 Oct 17

There’s a unique historic significance to the pōwhiri that will take place at 1pm tomorrow, Friday 18 October, at Wharetāewa Pā in Te Whanganui-o-Hei / Mercury Bay.…

Tuia 250: Powhiri and potatoes play pivotal parts in birth of relationship

2019 Oct 15

An historic pōwhiri and the humble potato are both interwoven in the history of Ngāti Hei’s relationship with Europeans - and both will feature in stories and events as part of Tuia 250…

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