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Courtney Johnston new Chief Executive of Te Papa

2019 Dec 13

Courtney Johnston has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Te Papa.  Ms Johnston will take up the role in December 2019. Since its founding, Te Papa has had a dual leadership model, and …

Sir Ed’s grandson opens Antarctic exhibition in Christchurch

2019 Dec 12

Two talented young explorers, who captured their passion for exploration through photography and a soundscape of Antarctica, are showcasing their works in a new exhibition. The exhibition by1Alexa…

‘Once Were Warriors’ jacket helps show how Te Papa collects, and why

2019 Dec 12

A gang patch jacket from the 1994 film Once Were Warriors will feature in Kei te Kairauhī: 21 ngā Taonga | Curators’ Choice: 21 Things; a mini exhibition exploring how and why Te Papa curators c…

2019 annual history awards reveal New Zealand’s stories

2019 Dec 12

Three fascinating Māori history projects featuring in this year’s New Zealand History Research Trust Fund Awards will provide insight into Māori life and heritage, Manatū Taonga Ministry for1Cu…

New Zealand Flag half-masting directive - 10 December 2019

2019 Dec 10

At the request of the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand Flag is to be flown at half-mast on all Government and public buildings with immediate effect as a mark of1…

Help required to complete D Company 28th Māori Battalion history

2019 Dec 09

The Kamupene D Rua Tekau Mā Waru (D Company 28th Māori Battalion) Trust and Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage are intensifying efforts to complete the D Company history book and1nee…

Spirit of NZ carries the mauri of Tuia 250 to Whakaraupō

2019 Dec 06

The youth training ship Spirit of New Zealand will carry the mauri of the Tuia – Encounters 250 flotilla into Whakaraupō / Lyttelton today and be greeted on the water by Ngāi Tahu waka and the1l…

Two new board appointments for Te Papa

2019 Dec 05

Andy Lowe, from Palmerston North and Cameron Harland, Wellington, are newly appointed to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa board, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage confirmed…

Hinemihi carvings step closer to returning home

2019 Dec 05

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is delighted with the in-principle support from the National Trust in England to return the Hinemihi carvings home to Aotearoa New Zealand in exchange for new1car…

Ministry defers landowner approval application for Erebus memorial

2019 Dec 02

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage will defer its application for landowner consent from the Waitematā Local Board for the National Erebus Memorial, Project Lead Brodie Stubbs said1to…

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