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Cancelled: Vietnam Veterans’ Day commemoration – COVID-19 update

2021 Aug 17

The commemoration to mark Vietnam Veterans’ Day on Wednesday 18 August at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington has been cancelled due to the nationwide move to COVID-19 Alert Level 4.…

Arts and heritage venues get helping hand

2021 Aug 04

Beehive media release. A new round of funding to support capital projects will help keep our arts and heritage sector alive and vibrant, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Kiri1Alla…

National Library Signs Historic Agreement With Internet Archive

2021 Jul 13

Department of Internal Affairs media release. Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa National Library has reached an historic agreement with Internet Archive. All books left at the end of the Overseas1Pub…

West Coast ghost town celebrates 70 years

2021 Jul 09

Friends of Waiuta media release. Waiuta, the best ghost town on the West Coast, will be celebrating the 70-year remembrance of the Blackwater Mine and town closure today. The event is being1host…

Online Exhibition Brings Artist Len Lye’s Films To New Audiences

2021 Jul 06

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision media release. On 9 July, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision in collaboration with the Len Lye Foundation will launch a new online exhibition, Free Radical: Len Lye at …

Korean War commemoration: important COVID-19 update

2021 Jun 24

On Friday 25 June New Zealand will commemorate the 71st anniversary of the start of the Korean War, at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington. However, at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 in Welli…

Haere rā Dr Monty Soutar, Senior Māori Historian

2021 May 19

E te Tākuta E te rangatira Tū tonu e! Ki te whakahīhī o tama kowhāhwā Te tauira nō te whare makatea Nei rā te wheko o ngā manu kōrihi e toro atu nei ki a koe Kia waiho mā te1w…

New Zealanders to commemorate Anzac Day in person

2021 Apr 19

After a disrupted 2020, New Zealanders will be able to gather in public to commemorate Anzac Day this Sunday. Last year, for the first time since Anzac services began in 1916, New Zealanders were …

New Zealand Flag half-masting directive - Death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

2021 Apr 16

To Action: New Zealand Flag to fly at half-mast Death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Effective: Saturday 17 April 2021 AND:  Wednesday 21 April 2021, 8AM–5PM (or…

First World War Kiwi Officer in Belgium grave identified

2021 Apr 07

New Zealand Defence Force media release. The 103-year-old mystery of an unknown New Zealand Army captain buried in a cemetery in Belgium has been solved. Grave I.E.20 at the Dochy Farm New Briti…

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