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National Commemoration to mark contribution of New Zealand’s Jayforce

2021 Mar 11

New Zealand will mark the 75th anniversary of the arrival of Jayforce in Japan following the end of the Second World War, through a National Commemoration on Friday 19 March, announced Tamsin Evans,…

Half-masting to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake

2021 Feb 19

At the request of the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand Flag is to be flown at half-mast on all Government and public buildings on Monday 22 February 2021 to mark…

Dictionary of NZ Biography releases new te reo translations

2020 Dec 08

Today, the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography releases te reo Māori translations of 15 entries originally published in English. The 15 subjects are all prominent Māori figures.…

Half-masting to commemorate first anniversary of Whakaari/White Island volcanic eruption

2020 Dec 08

At the request of the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand Flag is to be flown at half-mast on all Government and public buildings on Wednesday 9 December 2020 to mark…

Annual history awards reveal diverse New Zealand’s stories

2020 Dec 03

Recipients of the 2020 editions of NZ Oral History Awards and the NZ Research Trust Fund Awards have been announced.…

Half-masting to commemorate 10th Anniversary of Pike River Mine disaster

2020 Nov 17

At the request of the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand Flag is to be flown at half-mast on all Government and public buildings on Thursday 19 November 2020 to mark…

National Armistice Day Commemorated 11 November

2020 Nov 10

Tomorrow’s National Armistice Day Commemoration will be observed by a ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Bernadette Cavanagh Tumu Whakarae Chief Executive Manatū Taonga Ministry for…

Biggest Timeline Of Te Reo Māori History Launched

2020 Oct 15

The most comprehensive timeline of significant events in the history of te reo Māori is now available online, tracing key milestones in the revitalisation of the language.…

Te Ara – Encyclopedia Of New Zealand Features New Zealand Sign Language

2020 Sep 21

To mark the commencement of New Zealand sign language week (21 to 27 September 2020), Te Ara, the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, features a story celebrating the genesis of one of Aotearoa’s official…

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

2020 Sep 14

An Act of Remembrance to mark New Zealand’s contribution to military operations in Malaya and Malaysia from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s will take place at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on…

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