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2010 Awards in History Announced

2009 Dec 10

New history projects including pre-Treaty cultural encounters, rural fire-fighting, and a history of an iconic Wellington gallery will receive funding from the New Zealand History Research Trust…

Funding for Waitangi Day 2010 Commemorative Events

2009 Nov 26

A three day Waitangi festival in Northland featuring thirty waka, over 300 Kai hoe (rowers) a dawn karakia, sports events, a church service and a sunset ceremony is one of 77 events receiving…

Armistice Day commemorations

2009 Nov 10

Two minutes silence at 11.00am and eleven tolls of the Peace Bell will signal the beginning of the Armistice Day commemorative service at the National War Memorial tomorrow. …

What's in a name?

2009 Aug 13

Origins of place names Cape Turnagain and Cape Kidnappers, as well as how Havelock North started as Havelock, a translation of the longest place name in the world and why there’s an apostrophe in…

Silent oral history signs the way ahead

2009 Jul 31

Oral history in New Zealand will break new ground following this year's allocation of awards for recording memories and life stories. For the first time a video oral history project will be recorded…

Culture is extremely important to our sense of national identity

2009 Jul 21

New research shows that almost three quarters of those surveyed think that culture and cultural activities are very, extremely or critically important to our sense of national identity.…

New feature ‘Antarctica’ on nzhistory.net.nz

2009 Jul 09

“Antarctica and New Zealand share a long and rich history”, said Dr Bronwyn Dalley, Chief Historian, Ministry for Culture and Heritage.…

Ministry for Culture and Heritage on sentencing

2009 Jul 02

The Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Lewis Holden acknowledged today the sentence imposed on TV3 for its breach of the Broadcasting Act restrictions on Sunday morning…

Otago - self confidence and innovation

2009 May 08

Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand launched the Otago places entry on its web site at a special function at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery today.…

Ministry for Culture and Heritage wins hearing

2009 Apr 24

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage said today, “We are satisfied with the Court’s decision that TV3 had breached section 81 of the Broadcasting Act 1989, when it screened advertising on three…

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