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First funding injection for Public Interest Journalism boosts reporting and training across the motu

Stories examining issues of importance to a wide range of communities, and programmes designed to upskill and increase the number of journalists are among projects approved in the inaugural round of the Public Interest Journalism Fund.

Matariki holiday dates for next thirty years announced

The Government has released the recommended dates for the Matariki public holiday for the next thirty years.

National Library Signs Historic Agreement With Internet Archive

The National Library has reached an historic agreement with Internet Archive with books donated to Internet Archive, so they can digitise & preserve them, ensuring future access.

Tohu Whenua: Discover The Places That Tell Our Stories

Discover the places that tell our stories. That’s what Tohu Whenua is encouraging New Zealanders to do.

Quarter of a century of MMP among next year’s national commemorations

Five national commemorations, including the 25th anniversary of the country’s first general election under MMP, will be marked in NZ in 2021.