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He Tahua Pūtea Mā Ngā Kaupapa Hītori E Kōkirihia Ana E Te Hapori / Funding Available For Community-led History Projects

2021 Sep 30

E whakahau ana te Manatū Taonga i te hunga e kōkiri ana i ngā kaupapa hītori a te hapori ki te tono pūtea i ngā tahua pūtea a Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho Piki Ake! Kake Ake! me Whiria te Mahara i…

Applications open for Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund

2021 Sep 24

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage is now accepting applications for the 2022 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund, and communities across the motu are encouraged to apply for funding to…

Commemorating New Zealand’s military operations in Malaya and Malaysia

2021 Sep 15

New Zealanders are invited to participate in online activities to honour those who served in New Zealand’s post-Second World War military operations in Malaya and Malaysia. The usual annual…

Two-week extension for Regional Culture and Heritage Fund applicants

2021 Sep 02

Applicants to the sixth round of the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund (RCHF) now have a two week extension to ready their applications, Pou Mataaho o Te Hua Deputy Chief Executive Delivery at…

National Merchant Navy Day Commemoration: Friday 3 September

2021 Aug 30

While the national commemoration to honour those who served in the Merchant Navy during wartime is unable to proceed this week due to current COVID-19 alert levels, New Zealanders are welcome to…

Cancelled: Vietnam Veterans’ Day commemoration – COVID-19 update

2021 Aug 17

The commemoration to mark Vietnam Veterans’ Day on Wednesday 18 August at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington has been cancelled due to the nationwide move to COVID-19 Alert Level 4. …

Matariki Williams appointed as Pou Hītori Māori Matua Senior Māori Historian

2021 Jun 29

Matariki Williams (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Hauiti, Taranaki) has been appointed as Pou Hītori Māori Matua Senior Māori Historian in Te Pae Wānanga (the Research and Publishing team)…

Korean War commemoration: important COVID-19 update

2021 Jun 24

On Friday 25 June New Zealand will commemorate the 71st anniversary of the start of the Korean War, at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington.…

New Zealanders to commemorate Anzac Day in person

2021 Apr 19

After a disrupted 2020, New Zealanders will be able to gather in public to commemorate Anzac Day this Sunday.…

New Zealand Remembers 125 Years Since Brunner Mine Disaster

2021 Mar 24

The 125th anniversary of the Brunner Mine Disaster, New Zealand’s worst industrial accident, will be acknowledged this Friday announced Tamsin Evans, Deputy Chief Executive Delivery at Manatū…

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