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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…

New Zealand marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day

2020 May 08

The 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe will be acknowledged in New Zealand on 8 May with video messages from the Governor-General and Prime Minister. New Zealand will1jo…

In the Bubble: Covid-19 Pandemic Oral History – communities sharing stories

2020 May 05

Kia ora koutou, we hope to encourage people in their own communities to collect and share informal short interviews during the Covid-19 pandemic in Aotearoa New Zealand. During this time you may dec…

75th Anniversary of VE Day – The end of the War in Europe

2020 May 04

Crowd at the official VE celebrations, Wellington, 9 May 1945. Photo: John Dobree Pascoe. Collection: Alexander Turnbull Library Ref: 1/4-001527-F 8 May 2020 marks 75 years since the end of the…

75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

2020 May 04

Crowd filling Willis Street during VJ day celebrations, Wellington, 15 August 1945. Photo: John Dobree Pascoe. Collection: Alexander Turnbull Library Ref: 1/4-001829-F 2020 marks the 75th anni…

New book confirms dramatic increase in number of New Zealand soldiers at Gallipoli

2020 Apr 24

Two New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) historians have published an e-book confirming that the number of New Zealand soldiers who served at Gallipoli in 1915 was more than 16,000 – almost double the…

New Zealanders encouraged to gather as virtual communities for Anzac Day

2020 Apr 22

For the first time since Anzac services began in 1916, New Zealanders won’t be gathering at public services and war memorials nationwide on Saturday to mark this significant day of remembrance. …

#StandAt Dawn ANZAC Commemorative Service

2020 Apr 21

ANZAC Day is one of New Zealand’s most important national events. This year, for the first time, services across New Zealand have been cancelled but Kiwis can still pay their respects at dawn from…

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