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Annual Vietnam War Commemoration this Saturday

2018 Aug 16

The annual commemoration for the Vietnam War will be marked on Saturday 18 August with a remembrance service at the National War Memorial, says Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief…

Dominion Museum Building to return to Massey

2018 Aug 02

Massey University will return to the Dominion Museum Building in 2019 following the closure of the Great War Exhibition after Armistice Day in November 2018.…

NZHistory showcases women’s suffrage stories

2018 Jul 27

In tribute to this year’s Suffrage 125 commemorations a wealth of stories, including profiles of some of New Zealand’s most influential women’s rights advocates, are now available online.…

Lion Monument restoration complete

2018 Jul 02

Whanganui’s Lion Monument on the Veterans’ Steps, Queen’s Park, was unveiled and blessed this morning after a major refurbishment and complete clean.…

Pukeahu Hosts 68th Korean War Commemoration

2018 Jun 21

The public are invited to attend Friday’s (22 June) national commemoration to mark the 68th anniversary of the start of the Korean War being held in the Hall of Memories at Pukeahu National War…

Oral History Awards 2018 recognise women and cultural diversity

2018 Jun 15

Voices reflecting Aotearoa’s diverse histories from iwi and hapu to the contribution of women and artists will be captured by the recipients of this year’s New Zealand Oral History Awards (NZOH)…

Three 100-year-old diaries returning home to New Zealand

2018 May 23

Three original First World War diaries currently held in Leeds University’s Liddle collection will be returned to New Zealand as a result of an agreement with the University, Neill Atkinson, Chief…

French Memorial unveiling at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

2018 May 04

Today’s official unveiling of the French Memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park reinforces New Zealand’s close relationship with France, Heather Baggott, Group Manager Delivery, Manatū…

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park hosts Anzac Day commemorations

2018 Apr 20

This year both the Dawn Service and National Commemorative Service for Anzac Day will be held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington, Brodie Stubbs Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture…

Monumental: New Zealand’s First World War Memorials

2018 Apr 18

On Anzac Day, New Zealand’s First World War memorials will be at the centre of commemorative events around the country. They are also the focus of the latest campaign from WW100, Monumental.…

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