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1,000 incense sticks and 1,000 chimes: new art at Te Papa

2022 Dec 08

Te Papa media release. Recently-acquired works by New Zealand artists Dane Mitchell and Kate Newby will be shown side-by-side in Toi Art at Te Papa. Opening 9 December, the neighbouring1installa…

Aotearoa Remembers 75 Years Since Ballantynes Fire

2022 Nov 16

This Friday 18 November marks the 75th anniversary of the fire at Ballantynes department store that resulted in the tragic loss of 41 lives. Kei ngā mate, koutou i riro i te parekura nui - e tang…

He Hononga Taonga, He Hononga Tīpuna Third Video Released

2022 Nov 09

He hononga Tiriti – Ka mahi ngātahi a Te Manatū Taonga ki te taha o te iwi me te hapū hei manaaki hei tiaki i ngā taonga tuku iho. Today we are pleased to launch the third video in the1serie…

National wreath laying ceremony to commemorate Armistice Day

2022 Nov 07

Armistice Day will be commemorated with a national wreath laying ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington on Friday 11 November at 11am. "After four years of conflict, the Armi…

Te Papa exhibitions celebrate waka and their communities

2022 Nov 01

Te Papa media release. Two new exhibitions opening at Te Papa on Saturday 12 November celebrate waka – their inspiring history and the communities who keep the knowledge of waka voyaging alive t…

Cook Monument at Kōpū Bridge to be stored locally

2022 Oct 21

On Thursday 27th October 2022 (weather dependent), the damaged Cook Monument at Kōpū Bridge in Thames will be dismantled and put into storage until further notice. Manatū Taonga Ministry for1Cu…

Te Papa welcomes home ancestral remains

2022 Oct 02

Te Papa media release. This morning, Te Papa welcomed home Māori and Moriori ancestral remains, repatriated from the Natural History Museum, Vienna. A repatriation pōwhiri marked the return of1t…

Kua Wātea he Takuhe hei Tautoko i ngā Hapori Whakanui i te Rā o Waitangi

2022 Sep 28

Kua tuwhera mai te Tahua Whakamaharatanga ki te Rā o Waitangi 2023 (te Tahua) hei tautoko i ngā huihuinga ā-rohe ka whakanui i ngā rā o mua, o anamata o Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Ko te Tahua, e1w…

Grants Available to Support Community Waitangi Day Celebrations

2022 Sep 28

Administered by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the Fund enables community groups, local councils and tangata whenua to work together to organise events that deepen and broaden our…

New Zealand Flag to Return to Full Mast on 27 September

2022 Sep 22

A State Memorial Service in New Zealand for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be held on 26 September. Following this, on 27 September, the New Zealand Flag will be returned to full mast. The1…

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