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Nationwide events to commemorate Waitangi Day 2019

2019 Feb 01

Events on marae and lake fronts, in community centres, local museums and town squares are being held throughout the country to commemorate Waitangi Day 2019, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Cu…

Prominent museum director Thérèse Angelo remembered

2018 Oct 17

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern today expressed sorrow at the death of highly-regarded museum director Thérèse Angelo. Thérèse Angelo made a massive1c…

$1m funding signed off for Stewart Island Museum

2018 Aug 06

Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Hon Carmel Sepuloni has met with Stewart Island locals to confirm $1 million of Government funding towards the Rakiura Heritage Centre building. …

Government invests in Tuia - Encounters 250 commemoration

2018 Jul 27

Tuia – Encounters 250, the national commemoration which will mark 250 years since the first onshore meetings between Māori and Europeans has been given a $3.5 million funding boost, Acting1Minis…

Armistice Day centenary commemorations

2018 Jul 06

Details of official plans to mark the centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War on 11 November have been announced by Acting Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni t…

Seismic funding supports all manner of heritage buildings

2018 Jun 27

Iconic Wellington landmark The Manor, a building that houses Nelson’s famed Lambretta’s café and a Christchurch substation are to receive funding for earthquake strengthening, acting Minister1f…

High praise for Aotearoa’s museums and galleries

2018 May 22

Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni has praised the museum and gallery sector for its dedication to conserving, documenting and sharing Aotearoa’s diverse arts,1cultu…

Lest We Forget - Commemorating Anzac Day 2018

2018 Apr 26

As people join in Anzac Day services throughout the country it is timely to reflect on the final days of a war which took its toll on those serving abroad and those at home, says Associate Arts,1Cul…

Remembering the victims, survivors and rescuers of the Wahine tragedy

2018 Apr 10

Prime Minister and Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Wahine disaster at an event in Wellington today. “Today we acknowledge the1p…

Pacific Island Memorial competition underway

2018 Mar 23

A competition to design the Pacific Island Memorial in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington is opening today, the Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni has1to…

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