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No National Anzac Day Services and Pacific Islands Memorial Unveiling Postponed

National Anzac Day Services at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and Atatürk Memorial will not be going ahead this year due to the mass gathering restrictions in place in response to COVID-19. The unveiling of the Pacific Islands Memorial at Pukeahu, planned for 18 April, has also been postponed.

Research reflects significant challenges of making a living as a creative professional in Aotearoa

Research released by Creative NZ & NZ On Air is the first of its kind in almost 20 years.

Government invests in kaupapa waka hourua

More New Zealanders are set to learn about the incredible navigational and voyaging prowess of early Māori and Pacific settlers who arrived here more than seven centuries ago.

Māori armed forces honoured at new Waitangi museum

Te Rau Aroha, a new museum at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, acknowledges the duty and sacrifice of Māori who served in New Zealand’s armed forces.

New arts partnership programme beginning in schools

A new arts partnership programme is beginning in schools and kura this term with 34 creative projects underway throughout New Zealand.