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National Merchant Navy Day Commemoration: Friday 3 September

2021 Aug 30

While the national commemoration to honour those who served in the Merchant Navy during wartime is unable to proceed this week due to current COVID-19 alert levels, New Zealanders are welcome to…

Te Urungi: Innovating Aotearoa Taranaki and Te Tai Tokerau event rescheduling

2021 Aug 24

In the interests of keeping everyone safe and giving people certainty, Manatū Taonga has made the decision to reschedule the Ngāmotu New Plymouth Te Urungi: Innovating Aotearoa event that was…

Cancelled: Vietnam Veterans’ Day commemoration – COVID-19 update

2021 Aug 17

The commemoration to mark Vietnam Veterans’ Day on Wednesday 18 August at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington has been cancelled due to the nationwide move to COVID-19 Alert Level 4. …

Hon Chris Finlayson and Claire Szabó appointed to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra board

2021 Aug 03

Hon Chris Finlayson QC and Claire Szabó have been appointed as new members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Te Tira Pūoro o Aotearoa (NZSO) board for three-year terms, starting 1 August 2021.…

Matariki Williams appointed as Pou Hītori Māori Matua Senior Māori Historian

2021 Jun 29

Matariki Williams (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Hauiti, Taranaki) has been appointed as Pou Hītori Māori Matua Senior Māori Historian in Te Pae Wānanga (the Research and Publishing team)…

Korean War commemoration: important COVID-19 update

2021 Jun 24

On Friday 25 June New Zealand will commemorate the 71st anniversary of the start of the Korean War, at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington.…

Five new members appointed to the Sport NZ Board

2021 Jun 17

Five new members have been appointed to the Sport and Recreation New Zealand (Sport NZ) Board.…

Timothy Castle, Robyn Clements and Dillon Boucher appointed to the Drug Free Sport New Zealand Board

2021 Apr 29

Timothy (Tim) Castle has been reappointed as Chair and Robyn Clements and Dillon Boucher MNZM have been appointed as members to the board of Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ).…

Dr Ruth Harley reappointed as Chair of NZ On Air

2021 Apr 21

Dr Ruth Harley has been reappointed as the Chair of NZ On Air Irirangi Te Motu (NZ On Air), for a three-year term from 1 May 2021.…

New Zealanders to commemorate Anzac Day in person

2021 Apr 19

After a disrupted 2020, New Zealanders will be able to gather in public to commemorate Anzac Day this Sunday.…

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