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He Rā Maumahara: national commemoration recognises New Zealand Wars for the first time

2018 Mar 12

The inaugural national commemoration of the New Zealand Wars has been held in the Bay of Islands, attended by Crown/Māori Relations Minister Kelvin Davis, Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage1Minis…

Celebrating a pivotal moment in history

2018 Feb 23

Prime Minister and Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern has today announced the appointment of Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr as co-chair of the Tuia 250 National Coordinating Committee1comme…

Waitangi Day marked across the country

2018 Feb 01

Waitangi Day will see people throughout Aotearoa joining together to mark the signing of our country’s foundation document Te Tiriti o Waitangi and commemorating it in a variety of ways, Minister1…

Heritage buildings receive helping hand

2018 Jan 16

A 150-year-old pub is among three heritage buildings to receive funding to help with earthquake strengthening, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern announced today. The Hurunui H…

PM to meet families over Erebus National Memorial

2017 Nov 28

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has paid tribute to the victims of the Erebus tragedy on the 38th anniversary of the disaster and says she will meet with families to progress a long overdue national1mem…

Passchendaele remembered here and overseas

2017 Oct 03

Commemorations to mark one of New Zealand’s darkest days will be held in New Zealand and Belgium this month to remember the Battle of Passchendaele. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry1…

Funding for historic Christchurch pumphouse buildings

2017 Sep 12

Christchurch’s historic pumphouse complex of buildings has been awarded $200,000 to help with earthquake strengthening work. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the funding is part…

Government backs Gisborne's Lawson Field Theatre

2017 Sep 11

The Lawson Field Theatre in Gisborne is receiving a capital grant of more than $400,000 towards seismic strengthening. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the Gisborne District1Counc…

Funding for Napier's Art Deco Heritage buildings

2017 Sep 07

Three of Napier city centre’s art deco and character buildings are to receive more than $180,000 for earthquake strengthening work. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry made the announc…

Te Papa Board reappointments announced

2017 Aug 24

Arts, Culture and Heritage Maggie Barry has announced the reappointment of two current members of Te Papa’s board, Lady Dayle Mace and Paul Majurey, for a further one-year term. “Both Lady Dayle1a…

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