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National memorial to recognise Pacific wartime service

2021 Mar 27

Beehive media release. A new Memorial to acknowledge the contribution of Pacific nations to military conflicts and the bonds shared with New Zealand was unveiled by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern1t…

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei tell their history on the anniversary of Te Tiriti signing

2021 Mar 21

Beehive media release. A new online resource launched today sharing the history of North Island iwi Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei – including their long association with Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland),1…

Fund to support iwi, hapū, whānau protect taonga on marae

2021 Feb 09

Beehive media release.   Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Carmel Sepuloni, today announced the opening of Mātauranga Māori Marae Ora, a new $5.7 million contestable fund to support1M…

Nationwide community events for Waitangi Day 2021

2021 Feb 01

Beehive media release. Community events from Northland to Southland and from the West Coast to the Chatham Islands will draw people together to commemorate Waitangi Day, Minister for Arts, Culture…

New Zealand Government acknowledges 175th anniversary of Battle of Ruapekapeka

2021 Jan 08

Beehive media release. The commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Ruapekapeka represents an opportunity for all New Zealanders to reflect on the role these conflicts have had in c…

Safeguarding at-risk mātauranga Māori from the ongoing threat of COVID-19

2020 Dec 15

Minister Sepuloni media release. A Te Reo Māori version of the media release is also available. Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Carmel Sepuloni, has announced 18 initiatives to suppor…

Making it official: The journey of te reo Māori | Kia whakapūmautia: Ngā piki me ngā heke o te reo Māori

2020 Sep 17

The journey towards recognising Māori as an official language and taonga has been captured as a web series and launched today during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, announced Associate Arts, Culture and1…

Timaru’s Theatre Royal to be upgraded and new heritage facility built

2020 Sep 15

The Government is supporting a major upgrade of Timaru’s iconic Theatre Royal and the construction of a new connected Heritage Facility museum and exhibition space with $11.6 million from the Gove…

Government provides $2.2m to heritage buildings for quake strengthening

2020 Aug 05

Building owners around New Zealand have benefited from the latest round of Heritage EQUIP funding with grants totalling $2,230,166. “The Heritage EQUIP grants for seismic strengthening assist pr…

Sacred Heart Cathedral to be restored and strengthened

2020 Jul 24

Almost 300 construction jobs will be created with work getting underway on the restoration and strengthening of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Wellington. Grant Robertson says1…

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