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Introducing Tiakina, Our New Kaitiaki Relationship Framework

2020 Jul 10

On 1 July, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision was pleased to launch Tiakina, our Kaitiaki Relationship Framework – a set of policies that will help Ngā Taonga develop more meaningful relationships wi…

Feather cloak and helmet gifted to Captain Cook to return permanently to Hawai‘i

2020 Jul 09

An ʻahu ʻula (feather cloak) and mahiole (feather helmet) gifted to Captain Cook in 1779 are being permanently returned to Hawaiʻi by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. These cherishe…

New Zealand Flag half-masting directive - 6 July 2020

2020 Jul 06

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 on Thursday 9 July 2020 to mark the…

Carillon Tower detailed seismic assessment released

2020 Jul 02

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage has today released online the final detailed seismic assessment on the Carillon Tower at the National War Memorial in Wellington.  The final report1…

Professor Juliet Gerrard appointed to Te Papa Board

2020 Jun 02

Juliet Gerrard, currently the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Adviser and University of Auckland professor in biological and chemical sciences, is newly appointed to the board of Te Papa Tongarewa,…

Prime Minister Announces Funding Boost At Te Papa’s Re-opening

2020 May 28

This will help maintain Te Papa’s core operations and critical infrastructure after the impacts of covid-19. Making the announcement in the museum’s art gallery Toi Art, the Prime Minister tal…

Welcome Back To Our Place: Te Papa Re-opens Tomorrow, Thursday 28th May

2020 May 27

A karakia will be held tomorrow to re-open Te Papa before visitors begin to enter the building from 10am. Te Papa’s leadership team and a small group of staff will be joined in the karakia by re…

Waikato-Tainui settlement story launched on 25th anniversary of Treaty signing

2020 May 22

  The story of the Waikato-Tainui Treaty process and its enduring impact on the community is being told with a five-part web story launched today on the 25th anniversary of settlement,1announc…

Welcome back to our place: Te Papa re-opens Thursday 28 May

2020 May 22

Te Papa will begin a phased re-opening from Thursday 28 May. Te Papa board chair Dame Fran Wilde said the Te Papa team was delighted to re-open to the public. “Te Papa is an icon of Aotearoa,1…

Ngā Taonga Welcomes Budget Funding For Crucial Project

2020 May 21

Further to last week’s Budget announcement, on Tuesday 19 May the Minister for Internal Affairs, the Hon Tracey Martin, released further Budget 20 details confirming increased investment in the ar…

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