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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…

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…

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…

Creative NZ board appointments

2019 Dec 13

Janine Morrell-Gunn, Riria Hotere-Barnes and John Ong have been appointed to the board of Creative NZ (the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa) and Roger King has been appointed for a further…

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…

Help required to complete D Company 28th Māori Battalion history

2019 Dec 09

The Kamupene D Rua Tekau Mā Waru (D Company 28th Māori Battalion) Trust and Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage are intensifying efforts to complete the D Company history book and need…

Spirit of NZ carries the mauri of Tuia 250 to Whakaraupō

2019 Dec 06

The youth training ship Spirit of New Zealand will carry the mauri of the Tuia – Encounters 250 flotilla into Whakaraupō / Lyttelton today and be greeted on the water by Ngāi Tahu waka and the…

Two new board appointments for Te Papa

2019 Dec 05

Andy Lowe, from Palmerston North and Cameron Harland, Wellington, are newly appointed to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa board, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage confirmed…

Ministry defers landowner approval application for Erebus memorial

2019 Dec 02

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage will defer its application for landowner consent from the Waitematā Local Board for the National Erebus Memorial, Project Lead Brodie Stubbs said…

Tuia 250 Voyage flotilla arrival in Capital

2019 Nov 30

A glorious Wellington day greeted the Tuia 250 Voyage flotilla arrival into the Capital as the vessels made their way into berth at Queens Wharf. They mustered at Matiu / Somes Island off of Petone…

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