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Enduring Anzac spirit lives on through virtual commemorations

2020 Apr 17

The New Zealand Defence Force and the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association (RNZRSA) is encouraging everyone to take part in a unique Dawn Service this Anzac Day – standing together1…

No National Anzac Day Services and Pacific Islands Memorial Unveiling Postponed

2020 Mar 19

National Anzac Day Services at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and Atatürk Memorial will not be going ahead this year due to the mass gathering restrictions in place in response to COVID-19. The…

New Zealand Flag half-masting directive - First anniversary of the March 15 Christchurch mosque attacks

2020 Mar 13

First anniversary of the March 15 Christchurch mosque attacks. Immediate effect and weekend of 14 – 15 March 2020. At the request of the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, the …

600 schools to get the Māori language version of the Diary of Anne Frank/Te Rātaka A Tētahi Kōhine

2020 Mar 03

Six hundred schools across New Zealand will receive a complimentary copy of Te Rātaka a Tētahi Kōhine / Diary of Anne Frank in te Reo Māori, bringing the story and its enduring message to an1ent…

World famous collection Dalí and the Surrealists is coming to Te Papa

2020 Mar 02

A unique, world famous collection of Surrealist art is coming to Te Papa this summer. Dalí and the Surrealists: Masterpieces from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen | Dalí me ngā Ringatoi Pohewa:1…

Te Papa Acquires Le Lau Ta’amu Tafea, A Sacred ‘ie Tōga (finemat) From Sāmoa

2020 Feb 26

On Friday 28 February 2020, his Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi (Former Head of State of Samoa) will present Le Lau Ta’amu Tafea, a sacred 'ie tōga (fine mat) to Te Papa at a special1event. …

Te Papa seeks citizen scientists to catch and dispatch mosquitos

2020 Feb 24

Instead of squashing that mosquito on your leg, you could post it in to Te Papa and be part of New Zealand’s first mozzie census. Don’t squash it: catch it, freeze it, and send it! That’s1…

World War Two New Zealand audio discs given world heritage status

2020 Feb 17

A collection of nearly 1,600 audio discs made for New Zealand radio during World War Two has been recognised by the United Nations as taonga of significant cultural value. The discs, along with four…

Ngati Porou share their journey towards Te Tiriti settlement

2020 Feb 17

Today’s launch of the Ngati Porou treaty settlement documentary is significant for the iwi and for all New Zealanders as we further our understanding of the journey to Te Tiriti o Waitangi1settlem…

Hokitika joins Tohu Whenua

2020 Feb 14

Hokitika Port, Commercial and Government Centre will join Tohu Whenua today, recognising it as one of New Zealand’s most treasured heritage places. Joining other sites on the West Coast as1…

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