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Celestial navigators arrive safely in Aotearoa

2019 Sep 13

The double-hulled sailing canoe Fa’afaite has arrived safe and sound in Tauranga Harbour today, after leaving Tahiti on 20 August and crossing the Pacific using traditional navigation.…

Including New Zealand history in curriculum applauded

2019 Sep 12

Changes announced today by Government to the school curriculum to better reflect key aspects of New Zealand’s history have been welcomed by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief…

National Commemoration for Malaya and Malaysia Operations this Monday

2019 Sep 12

New Zealand’s contribution to military operations in Malaya and Malaysia from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s will be commemorated in a national service held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park…

Tuia 250 website privacy breach reviewer appointed

2019 Aug 30

Doug Craig has been appointed to conduct the independent review into the privacy breach on the Tuia – Encounters 250 website, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Tumu Whakarae Chief…

Terms of Reference for an independent review of the Tuia 250 voyage trainee privacy breach

2019 Aug 30

Terms of reference for an independent review of the Tuia 250 voyage trainee privacy breach…

Tuesday’s Merchant Navy Day Commemoration Marks Civilians Significant Commitment

2019 Aug 30

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, Brodie Stubbs Manager Te Pae Mahara,…

Privacy breach identified with the Tuia 250 Voyage Trainee website

2019 Aug 25

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage is investigating a serious digital privacy breach involving the Tuia 250 Voyage Trainee programme.…

Kua tuwhera te tono Pūtea Whakanui i te Ra o Waitangi

2019 Aug 23

E whakaaetia ana e Te Manatū Taonga i tēnei wā ngā tono pūtea mō ngā huihuinga o te 2020 ka whakanui i te waitohutanga o Te Tiriti o Waitangi.…

Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund now open

2019 Aug 23

“Applications for the 2020 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund open today and communities throughout the country are encouraged to apply for funding to support their local events,” says Bernadette…

As voyage begins from Tahiti we honour Sir Hek Busby

2019 Aug 20

The moment of departure of a double-hulled canoe from Tahiti to Aotearoa New Zealand will be a very special moment, say Tuia 250 National Coordinating Committee Co-Chairs Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr and…

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