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Māori First World War book promises to wow readers

The much-awaited book Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori in the First World War will be released through bookshops nationwide in June following its launch at Auckland War Memorial Museum on Wednesday 5 June followed by a second book launch and parade in Gisborne on Saturday 8 June.

Wahine 50 Charitable Trust’s collected stories donated

The Alexander Turnbull Library has made available 60 personal accounts of the Wahine disaster collected by the Wahine 50 Charitable Trust as part of last year’s 50th commemorations.

Te Taiao | Nature exhibition a new benchmark for a new generation

Te Taiao | Nature is a new permanent exhibition at Te Papa. It weaves together science and mātauranga Māori in a uniquely New Zealand experience.

NZSO to offer more Shed Series concerts and new Baroque Series in 2019

The NZSO will tour a new baroque music series in 2019 & expand its innovative Shed Series concerts in Wellington.

2019 Smart Alex creative writing competition for secondary school students

For a second year, the Friends of the Turnbull Library are running the Smart Alex creative writing competition.