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News and events from our sectors and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

NZ’s World-leading Quake Archive Adds More Government Content Ahead Of 10th Anniversary

Free to use, CEISMIC is an award-winning public, online collection of tens of thousands of stories, video, audio, documents and images relating to the Canterbury earthquake sequence, created by and based at the University of Canterbury.

Heritage Toolkit Full Of Success Stories

A toolkit developed by Heritage NZ to provide councils and community stakeholders with information and strategies encouraging the retention, preservation and reuse of heritage buildings has been launched.

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.

Biggest Timeline Of Te Reo Māori History Launched

The most comprehensive timeline of significant events in the history of te reo Māori is now available online, tracing key milestones in the revitalisation of the language.

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

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