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Matariki public holiday to play starring role

2022 Apr 07

Beehive media release. In just over two months Aotearoa New Zealand will, for the first time, officially commemorate Matariki with a public holiday. Legislation to create the annual public1holid…

National commemorations marking Anzac Day to go ahead

2022 Apr 06

National commemorations to mark Anzac Day will take place on Monday 25 April in Wellington, announced Bernadette Cavanagh, Tumu Whakarae Chief Executive, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and1Heri…

Ministry welcomes the conclusion of the Chief Ombudsman’s report into the National Erebus Memorial project

2022 Mar 28

The completion of an investigation into complaints received by the Chief Ombudsman about aspects of the National Erebus Memorial has been welcomed by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and1Heritage…

Bright Future for Turnbull House

2022 Mar 28

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga media release. The future of historic Turnbull House, original home of the Alexander Turnbull Library, is finally assured, thanks to the Government’s ongoing1…

Farewell Tā Wira Gardiner

2022 Mar 18

Ka heke ngā roimata i te rongo kua hinga te tōtara nui o Te Wao Nui a Tāne. E tangi nei ki tēnei rangatira, ki a Tā Wira Gardiner. Koia tērā i whawhai kia ora ai te iwi Māori. Ka tuku mihi1k…

Kiwi legends of architecture and design featured in Dictionary of NZ Biography

2022 Mar 17

Fourteen new entries featuring legendary architects, industrial and fashion designers, and inventors have been added to Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (DNZB). DNZB1i…

15 March anniversary: broadcasting the adhan

2022 Mar 10

Tēnā koe, Manatū Taonga has been supporting the Christchurch City Council and Ministry for Ethnic Communities’ engagement with community members who were directly impacted by the Christchurch…

PM pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in her Platinum Jubilee year

2022 Feb 06

Beehive media release. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at the start of her Platinum Jubilee year, and on behalf of New Zealanders thanked her for 70 years of1s…

New Zealand’s Battle for te reo Māori: Call for Stories

2022 Feb 06

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori media release. The Māori Language Commission is calling for help collecting stories, images and memories that trace the ongoing battle to save the Māori1language.…

Government fund supports Waitangi Day 2022 commemorations

2022 Feb 03

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage is supporting communities across the motu to commemorate Waitangi Day 2022 in innovative ways, through its Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund. The1Fun…

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