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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.…

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…

New Zealand Flag half-masting directive - First anniversary of the March 15 Christchurch mosque attacks

2020 Mar 13

First anniversary of the March 15 Christchurch mosque attacks. Immediate effect and weekend of 14 – 15 March 2020.…

Ngati Porou share their journey towards Te Tiriti settlement

2020 Feb 17

Today’s launch of the Ngati Porou treaty settlement documentary is significant for the iwi and for all New Zealanders as we further our understanding of the journey to Te Tiriti o Waitangi…

New government funding for waka will help precious national heritage

2020 Feb 04

Tuia 250 Co-Chairs Dame Jenny Shipley and Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr warmly welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement of new funding to strengthen Māori and Pacific voyaging traditions.…

Accept the ‘Tuia Challenge’ this Waitangi Day

2020 Jan 28

All New Zealanders are invited to accept the ‘Tuia Challenge’ this Waitangi Day 2020, say Tuia 250 Co-Chairs Dame Jenny Shipley and Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr.…

Tuia 250 Voyage ends but Tuia - Our Future is Unstoppable

2019 Dec 17

Tuia 250 has unleashed an unstoppable desire to keep moving forward and continue the kōrero about who we are, say the co-chairs of the Tuia 250 National Coordinating Committee, Dame Jenny Shipley…

Tuia 250 Voyage completed but let’s continue the kōrero

2019 Dec 17

The completion of the Tuia 250 Voyage was marked with a whakakapinga (closing ceremony) at Tuahuru Marae in Te Māhia today, but although the vessels’ physical journey is over, it’s important we…

Final stop for Tuia 250 Voyage celebrates past and future

2019 Dec 14

The Māhia Peninsula, where the land speaks to both voyaging and space-travel innovation, will provide a fitting backdrop as the Tuia 250 Voyage comes to a close this weekend, say the co-chairs of…

2019 annual history awards reveal New Zealand’s stories

2019 Dec 12

Three fascinating Māori history projects featuring in this year’s New Zealand History Research Trust Fund Awards will provide insight into Māori life and heritage, Manatū Taonga Ministry for…

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