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Crew to sail to NZ from Tahiti using celestial navigation

2019 Aug 15

A double-hulled canoe will depart Tahiti next week and navigate to Aotearoa using the stars, moon and currents to guide its voyage, announced Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief…

Vietnam Veterans’ Day National Commemoration

2019 Aug 14

Members of the public are invited to join the annual national commemoration to mark Vietnam Veterans’ Day this Sunday 18 August at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.…

Four Regional Culture and Heritage Fund grants announced today

2019 Aug 13

The Rotorua Museum, Motutī Marae Trust’s Raiātea Whare Taonga Resource and Archive Centre, Upper Hutt’s Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre, and the Loons Club Performing Arts…

Huge interest in Tuia 250 Voyage Trainee berths

2019 Jul 11

New Zealanders have jumped at the chance to apply for a free trainee berth aboard vessels that form the flotilla in the Tuia 250 Voyage, oversubscribing available spaces by more than three times,…

Youth debate to mark centenary of the Treaty of Versailles

2019 Jun 21

Some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s top secondary school debaters will consider New Zealand’s global role in a debate at Parliament on Thursday (27 June) to mark the centenary of the end of the First…

Pukeahu Hosts 69th Commemoration of Korean War

2019 Jun 20

The public are invited to attend Tuesday’s (25 June) national commemoration to mark the 69th anniversary of the start of the Korean War being held in the Hall of Memories at Pukeahu National War…

Oral history awards reveal New Zealand’s stories

2019 Jun 18

Women’s sex lives, New Zealand’s transgender community, Dungeons and Dragons gaming, ZEALANDIA and ice skating are just some of the fascinating topics covered in this year’s New Zealand Oral…

Call to check names for the National Erebus Memorial

2019 Jun 17

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Māori contribution to First World War revealed in new book

2019 Jun 05

The important and poignant story of the Māori contribution to the First World War is told for the first time in the book Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori in the First World War, Neill Atkinson Chief…

Otago University – New Zealand’s first founded 150 years ago

2019 May 31

The University of Otago, this country’s first university was founded 150 years ago on 3 June 1869.…

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