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1918 Influenza Pandemic Memorial Plaque unveiled today

2019 Nov 06

A memorial plaque remembering the estimated 9000 New Zealanders who died in the 1918 global influenza pandemic was unveiled today in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Bernadette Cavanagh Chief…

Tuia 250 comes to Pēwhairangi Bay of Islands

2019 Nov 06

The Tuia 250 Voyage Flotilla is on its way to Pēwhairangi Bay of Islands, where more rich stories of our voyaging and cultural heritage will be shared.…

Tuia 250 ki Whangārei Terenga Paraoa – Tuia te muka tangata

2019 Nov 01

As the Tuia 250 journeys north into Te Tai Tokerau we reflect on its symbolic significance and arrival into the shores of Whangārei Terenga Paraoa (the Whangārei Harbour), say co-chairs of the Tuia…

Annual Report 2018/19 released

2019 Oct 24

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage Manatū Taonga 2018/19 Te Pūrongo ā-Tau, Annual Report has been presented to Parliament. …

City of Sails welcomes Tuia 250 flotilla

2019 Oct 24

A big weekend of festivities is planned for the Tuia 250 ki Tāmaki Makaurau events as the Tuia 250 Voyage flotilla arrives in Auckland.…

Historic pōwhiri to take place at 1pm tomorrow, Friday 18

2019 Oct 17

There’s a unique historic significance to the pōwhiri that will take place at 1pm tomorrow, Friday 18 October, at Wharetāewa Pā in Te Whanganui-o-Hei / Mercury Bay.…

Tuia 250: Powhiri and potatoes play pivotal parts in birth of relationship

2019 Oct 15

An historic pōwhiri and the humble potato are both interwoven in the history of Ngāti Hei’s relationship with Europeans - and both will feature in stories and events as part of Tuia 250…

Tuia 250 Voyage moves to Ūawa – Tolaga Bay

2019 Oct 11

Tuia te muka tangata ki uta – weaving people together for a shared future.…

HMB Endeavour replica arrives in NZ to join Tuia 250 Voyage

2019 Sep 27

Following the arrival of the double-hulled sailing canoe Fa’afaite from Tahiti on 13 September, the HMB Endeavour replica has completed its voyage from Australia to Tauranga, Aotearoa New Zealand.…

Two women activists’ stories commemorate Suffrage Day 2019

2019 Sep 18

To mark the 126th anniversary of women’s suffrage on 19 September, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage has added the stories of two incredible women activists to NZHistory, Senior…

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