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Conscientious objection and dissent in the First World War

2016 Aug 03

While most New Zealanders supported their country’s participation in the First World War, a small but significant group opposed it on religious, political, philosophical or personal grounds. …

Pukeahu hosts National Commemoration Marking 66th Anniversary of Korean War

2016 Jun 23

The public are invited to attend tomorrow’s (Friday 24 June) national commemoration to mark the 66th Anniversary of the start of the Korean War being held in the Hall of Memories at Pukeahu National…

Local history projects receive national funding

2016 Jun 16

Diverse stories of New Zealand history, including sheep shearing, an internationally successful business and Cook Island music-making will be brought to life through this year’s New Zealand Oral…

Leading researcher appointed Senior Māori Historian

2016 May 24

Leading Māori researcher Dr Monty Soutar has been appointed to the position of Senior Māori Historian at Manatū Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage.…

Battle of Crete remembered at National War Memorial

2016 May 18

A service to mark the National Commemoration for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete will be held at the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Friday 20 May.…

Winter concerts at National War Memorial

2016 May 16

Wellingtonians and visitors to the capital are invited to attend six Sunday concerts over winter at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.…

New Zealand’s public service during WW1 now online

2016 May 04

Pukeahu a fitting place for Anzac Day remembrance

2016 Apr 22

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park is a fitting place for commemoration and remembrance this Anzac Day, Paul James Chief Executive Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage said today.…

New book reveals findings from Gallipoli archaeological survey

2016 Apr 21

Manatū Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage military historian Dr Ian McGibbon has co-edited a new book detailing the joint project between New Zealand, Australia and Turkey that has produced…

New research dramatically increases the numbers of New Zealand soldiers at Gallipoli

2016 Mar 22

Research undertaken by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage (MCH) and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has shown that the total number of New Zealand soldiers who served at Gallipoli in 1915 is…