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The New Zealand Army Band plays Pukeahu National War Memorial Park this weekend

2018 Apr 11

Current and former New Zealand Army Band members are joining together in a tribute to the fallen on Saturday and on Sunday for a free public concert at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.…

Suffrage stories highlighted for 125 commemorations

2018 Mar 08

Today is International Women’s Day and this year we commemorate 125 years since women won the right to vote in Aotearoa.…

US Memorial Design for Pukeahu National War Park Unveiled

2018 Mar 05

Unveiling the design for the US memorial and the mauri stones ceremony cements the long-standing relationship between the United States and New Zealand, in times of peace and conflict, Paul James CE…

Annual New Zealand History Awards Announced

2018 Feb 01

Themes of pacifism and conscientious objection feature prominently among this year’s annual New Zealand History Awards, which sees a total of $100,250 awarded to 10 applicants.…

1000th Last Post at Pukeahu

2018 Jan 16

The 1000th daily Last Post ceremony marking the First World War centenary will be held at Pukeahu National War Memorial at 5.00pm on Thursday 18 January and members of the public are welcome to…

Landmarks Whenua Tohunga showcasing Otago’s history and heritage

2017 Dec 15

Twelve hugely significant Otago sites are now included in the Landmarks Whenua Tohunga programme, Paul James Chief Executive Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage said today.…

The New Zealand Army Band plays Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Sunday

2017 Nov 29

Some of New Zealand’s finest military musicians and vocalists will feature in the iconic New Zealand Army Band’s free concert this Sunday 3 December at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.…

99th Commemoration of Armistice Day Saturday 11 November

2017 Nov 09

The National Commemoration of Armistice Day will be held in the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington at 11:00am on Saturday, 11 November.…

Commemorations to mark 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein

2017 Oct 26

Commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein will be held at Pukeahu National War Memorial, in Wellington on Friday 27 October.…

New book presents snapshots of NZ's rich history

2017 Oct 01

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s online historical treasures feature in a newly released book, Today in New Zealand History, which presents a day-by-day calendar of events from…

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