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Aotearoa Remembers 75 Years Since Ballantynes Fire

2022 Nov 16

This Friday 18 November marks the 75th anniversary of the fire at Ballantynes department store that resulted in the tragic loss of 41 lives.…

National wreath laying ceremony to commemorate Armistice Day

2022 Nov 07

Armistice Day will be commemorated with a national wreath laying ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington on Friday 11 November at 11am.…

Cook Monument at Kōpū Bridge to be stored locally

2022 Oct 21

On Thursday 27th October 2022 (weather dependent), the damaged Cook Monument at Kōpū Bridge in Thames will be dismantled and put into storage until further notice.…

Kua Wātea he Takuhe hei Tautoko i ngā Hapori Whakanui i te Rā o Waitangi

2022 Sep 28

Kua tuwhera mai te Tahua Whakamaharatanga ki te Rā o Waitangi 2023 (te Tahua) hei tautoko i ngā huihuinga ā-rohe ka whakanui i ngā rā o mua, o anamata o Te Tiriti o Waitangi.…

Grants Available to Support Community Waitangi Day Celebrations

2022 Sep 28

Administered by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the Fund enables community groups, local councils and tangata whenua to work together to organise events that deepen and broaden our…

New Zealand Flag to Return to Full Mast on 27 September

2022 Sep 22

A State Memorial Service in New Zealand for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be held on 26 September.…

National ceremony to honour Coastwatchers on 15 October

2022 Sep 21

A national commemoration in honour of all Coastwatchers who served in the Pacific during the Second World War will be held at 11am on Saturday 15 October at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Pukeahu…

Ceremony to mark New Zealand’s military operations in Malaya and Malaysia

2022 Sep 12

An Act of Remembrance to honour those who served in Aotearoa New Zealand’s post-Second World War military operations in Malaya and Malaysia will be held at 11am, Friday 16 September, Pukeahu…

New Zealand Flag to return to full mast: Proclamation Day

2022 Sep 10

A ceremony will be held at Parliament tomorrow to proclaim the new Sovereign as King Charles III of New Zealand.…

New Zealand Flag to fly at half-mast to mark the death of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of New Zealand

2022 Sep 09

22 September 2022 update  …

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