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2021 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund now open

2020 Aug 31

Applications for the 2021 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund open today and communities throughout the country are encouraged to apply for funding to support their local events, says Bernadette…

Merchant Navy Day Commemoration Honours Civilians’ Commitment

2020 Aug 31

The national commemoration honouring those who served in the Merchant Navy during wartime is being held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on 3 September, Tamsin Evans, Pou Mataaho o Te Hua Deputy…

The Museum Hardship Fund now welcoming applications across Aotearoa

2020 Aug 28

The Museum Hardship Fund administered by Te Papa is accepting applications from today, welcoming cultural organisations across Aotearoa to apply for up to $25,000 per grant.…

Two new board appointments for Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

2020 Aug 26

Materoa Dodd of Wellington and Keita Kohere of Gisborne have been appointed to the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Board, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage announced today.…

New Zealand to mark Vietnam Veterans’ Day

2020 Aug 17

On Tuesday 18 August, New Zealand will mark Vietnam Veterans’ Day.…

Cancelled: Commemoration to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

2020 Aug 12

The National Commemorative Service planned to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War has been cancelled, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Executive…

New Zealand to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

2020 Aug 10

[12 August 2020 update - Regrettably, this service is no longer possible due to restrictions in place in response to COVID-19 pandemic].…

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…

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.…

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