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Carillon Tower detailed seismic assessment released

2020 Jul 02

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage has today released online the final detailed seismic assessment on the Carillon Tower at the National War Memorial in Wellington.  The final report…

70th Commemoration for Korean War marked on 1 July

2020 Jun 29

The national commemoration marking the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War is being held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Wednesday 1 July, Bernadette Cavanagh Tumu Whakarae Chief…

Leigh Pearson reappointed to Broadcasting Standards Authority

2020 Jun 24

Wellingtonian Leigh Pearson has been reappointed to the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) for a one-year fixed term, Te Mana Whanonga Kaipāho, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage…

New board appointments for NZSO

2020 Jun 10

Appointments to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, NZSO, of Geoff Dangerfield, who steps into the role of deputy-chair, Ainsley Walter, Edwin Read and Carmel Walsh, have been confirmed today by…

Professor Juliet Gerrard appointed to Te Papa Board

2020 Jun 02

Juliet Gerrard, currently the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Adviser and University of Auckland professor in biological and chemical sciences, is newly appointed to the board of Te Papa Tongarewa,…

New Zealand marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day

2020 May 08

The 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe will be acknowledged in New Zealand on 8 May with video messages from the Governor-General and Prime Minister.…

New Zealanders encouraged to gather as virtual communities for Anzac Day

2020 Apr 22

For the first time since Anzac services began in 1916, New Zealanders won’t be gathering at public services and war memorials nationwide on Saturday to mark this significant day of remembrance.…

New processes for newly found taonga tūturu during COVID-19 response

2020 Apr 07

Ā mātou tikanga hou i tēnei wā o te noho mōriroriro…

Essential media COVID-19 guidelines refined

2020 Mar 31

The Government is refining its COVID-19 essential business guidance to include the distribution of news publications for communities which are hard to reach.…

No National Anzac Day Services and Pacific Islands Memorial Unveiling Postponed

2020 Mar 19

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…

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