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Gallipoli diaries return to New Zealand

2018 Oct 30

Descendants of soldiers who served at Gallipoli in the First World War will hold and read the diaries of their loved ones today, in some cases for the first time, following a transfer of archive…

Heritage buildings get strengthening boost

2018 Oct 16

Heritage buildings in Wellington, Nelson’s State Cinema and the former post office in Onehunga, Auckland are receiving funding to help with earthquake strengthening, the Ministry for Culture and…

Time to reflect on 1918 influenza pandemic

2018 Oct 08

One hundred years ago the influenza pandemic killed an estimated 9000 New Zealanders during this country’s largest public health crisis, says Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage chief…

Office of the Ombudsman releases results of OIA investigations

2018 Sep 27

The Chief Ombudsman says agencies have responded positively to his self-initiated investigation of their official information practices.…

25 Famous Women Immortalised in Online Dictionary

2018 Sep 19

Launched today, 25 new entries to the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography celebrate some of New Zealand’s most influential women.…

Malayan Operations Commemoration at Pukeahu on Sunday

2018 Sep 14

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…

Suffrage 125 community fund winners announced

2018 Sep 07

Acting Minister for Women Eugenie Sage today announced 42 successful applicants for the Suffrage 125 Community Fund, at the Kate Sheppard Memorial in Christchurch.…

National Merchant Navy Day Commemoration on Monday 3 September

2018 Aug 31

The national commemoration to honour those who served in the Merchant Navy during wartime is being held this coming Monday 3 September in the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park says…

Kua tuwhera ngā tono mō te Tahua Whakamaharatanga ki te Rā o Waitangi

2018 Aug 20

Kua tuwhera te tahua a te Manatū Taonga ināianei mō ngā tono pūtea hei whakatū huihuinga whakamaharatanga ki te hainatanga o Te Tiriti o Waitangi ā te 2019.…

Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund 2019 applications open until 1 October

2018 Aug 20

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage accepting funding applications for events in 2019 to commemorate the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi until 1 October at 5pm.…

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