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Congratulations to Professor Rangi Mātāmua – New Zealander of the Year

2023 Mar 31

Beehive media release. Associate Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Willow-Jean Prime has congratulated Professor Rangi Mātāmua (Ngāi Tūhoe) who was last night named the prestigious Te Pou…

Appeal for information: damage to Massey Memorial - Point Halswell, Wellington

2023 Mar 27

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage has been alerted to an incident of vandalism at Massey Memorial in Wellington. The Massey Memorial is a national monument and commemorates William1Fe…

Te Papa celebrates 25 years with new strategy

2023 Feb 13

Te Papa media release. On Tuesday 14 February, Te Papa celebrates 25 years since opening with a new Rautaki | Strategy to take it forward into the future. The museum’s co-leaders, Kaihautū …

Closure of Ombudsman investigation gives confidence in National Erebus Memorial

2023 Feb 10

The Chief Ombudsman has completed his investigation into aspects of the processes and decision-making by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage in relation to the National Erebus Memorial.…

National War Memorial proposed as a National Historic Landmark - Heritage NZ

2023 Feb 03

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga media release. Public submissions are sought for the proposed recognition of the National War Memorial as a National Historic Landmark. The National Historic…

Government investment safeguards Waitangi Treaty Grounds

2023 Feb 03

Beehive media release. The Government is supporting one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most significant historic sites, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, as it continues to recover from the impacts of1COV…

Government supports Waitangi events across Aotearoa

2023 Jan 30

31 events from Te Anau to Hokianga and the Chatham Islands will receive funding to commemorate Waitangi Day 2023 in innovative ways. The Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund supports community groups,1…

New appointments to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Board

2023 Jan 18

Tama Waipara and David Wilks have been appointed to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Board, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage announced. Tama Waipara is a prominent artist…

From Pasifika bus drivers to queer dance parties: Communities to Record Tales of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Diverse Communities

2022 Dec 16

Mai i ngā kaihautū pahi Pasifika ki ngā pāti kanikani irakē:  Ka Hopukia e ngā Hapori ngā Kōrero o Ngā Hapori Kanorau o Aotearoa Ko ngā kōrero ka tīmata i ngā pāti kanikani irakē o…

An exhibition of firsts: Mataaho Collective’s monumental installation at Te Papa

2022 Dec 15

Te Papa media release. A major new commission by acclaimed New Zealand artists Mataaho Collective will open at Te Papa this Saturday, alongside five of the collective’s existing artworks, shown1…

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