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New Zealand marks 100 years since first Armistice Day on Monday

2019 Nov 07

Armistice Day will be commemorated with a national ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington on Monday 11 November at 11am. Members of the public are welcome to attend. …

New waka launched in Kororāreka Russell today

2019 Nov 06

The naming and launching of three waka took place in Kororāreka Russell today as a result of the Rātā symposium which is part of the Tuia 250 programme.…

1918 Influenza Pandemic Memorial Plaque unveiled today

2019 Nov 06

A memorial plaque remembering the estimated 9000 New Zealanders who died in the 1918 global influenza pandemic was unveiled today in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Bernadette Cavanagh Chief…

Tuia 250 comes to Pēwhairangi Bay of Islands

2019 Nov 06

The Tuia 250 Voyage Flotilla is on its way to Pēwhairangi Bay of Islands, where more rich stories of our voyaging and cultural heritage will be shared.…

Tuia 250 ki Whangārei Terenga Paraoa – Tuia te muka tangata

2019 Nov 01

As the Tuia 250 journeys north into Te Tai Tokerau we reflect on its symbolic significance and arrival into the shores of Whangārei Terenga Paraoa (the Whangārei Harbour), say co-chairs of the Tuia…

City of Sails welcomes Tuia 250 flotilla

2019 Oct 25

A big weekend of festivities is planned for the Tuia 250 ki Tāmaki Makaurau events as the Tuia 250 Voyage flotilla arrives in Auckland.…

Annual Report 2018/19 released

2019 Oct 24

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage Manatū Taonga 2018/19 Te Pūrongo ā-Tau, Annual Report has been presented to Parliament. …

Tuia 250 Voyage moves to Ūawa – Tolaga Bay

2019 Oct 11

Tuia te muka tangata ki uta – weaving people together for a shared future.…

HMB Endeavour replica arrives in NZ to join Tuia 250 Voyage

2019 Sep 27

Following the arrival of the double-hulled sailing canoe Fa’afaite from Tahiti on 13 September, the HMB Endeavour replica has completed its voyage from Australia to Tauranga, Aotearoa New Zealand.…

Two women activists’ stories commemorate Suffrage Day 2019

2019 Sep 18

To mark the 126th anniversary of women’s suffrage on 19 September, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage has added the stories of two incredible women activists to NZHistory, Senior…

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