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First Matariki holiday marked across New Zealand and the world

2022 Jun 24

Beehive media release issued by Prime Minister Ardern, Ministers Allan and Davis. Oho mai ana te motu i te rangi nei ki te hararei tūmatanui motuhake tuatahi o Aotearoa, Te Rā Aro ki a Matariki,…

New Zealand pauses to remember the Korean War

2022 Jun 21

An Act of Remembrance ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington will be held on Saturday 25 June to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of New Zealand’s involvement in the Korean1W…

Te Papa hosts official launch of Matariki, opens exhibition, announces events

2022 Jun 10

Te Papa media release. E ko te hautapu, he rite ki te kai nā Matariki! Matariki hunga nui, te mātahi o te tau. Nau mai rā! Te Papa will host the official launch of Matariki as a public holiday…

Supporting our public arts and heritage venues

2022 Jun 02

Beehive media release. A fund that has previously contributed to the preservation of Sir Edmund Hillary’s Antarctic hut and improving mobility access at Waikanae’s Mahara Gallery, is now open1…

Government delivers timely support for whānau

2022 May 19

Beehive media release. Boost for Māori economic and employment initiatives. More funding for Māori health and wellbeing initiatives Further support towards growing language, culture and1…

Mānawatia a Matariki – te whakanui i a Matariki

2022 May 04

Beehive media release I tāpaea i te rangi nei Te Tohu o Matariki ki te iwi tūmatanui e te Minita mō te Kōtuinga o Ngāi Māori me te Karauna: Te Arawhiti, Kelvin Davis rāua ko te Minita1Tuaru…

International archival service expertise helps New Zealand preserve its audiovisual taonga

2022 Apr 20

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision media release. New Zealand’s archival agencies have signed an agreement with international archiving specialist Memnon to digitally preserve precious sound and1vid…

National Anzac Day commemorations update

2022 Apr 19

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington will host both the Dawn Service and National Commemorative Service for Anzac Day, on Monday 25 April. "While the national commemorations are taking…

Matariki public holiday to play starring role

2022 Apr 07

Beehive media release. In just over two months Aotearoa New Zealand will, for the first time, officially commemorate Matariki with a public holiday. Legislation to create the annual public1holid…

National commemorations marking Anzac Day to go ahead

2022 Apr 06

National commemorations to mark Anzac Day will take place on Monday 25 April in Wellington, announced Bernadette Cavanagh, Tumu Whakarae Chief Executive, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and1Heri…

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