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Record Number of Kapa Haka Groups in Rotorua

2010 Mar 05

A record number of kapa haka groups competing in Rotorua this weekend at the Te Arawa Kapa Haka Regional Festival augurs well for the development of the Māori performing arts, according to the1Mini…

'Super' Website to Promote Events

2009 Dec 22

Two New Zealand online event calendars are joining forces to create a one-stop shop connecting cultural providers and consumers. The websites, privately-operated Eventfinder and1government-operate…

Santa Parades - Past and Present

2009 Dec 17

A revamped history on Ministry for Culture and Heritage website www.nzhistory.net.nz tells the story of New Zealand’s unique Christmas parade tradition. “Modern Santa Parades are often accused…

NZHistory.net.nz Publication and Online Resource on the Battle of River Plate

2009 Dec 10

This weekend official commemorations will mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of River Plate. In Wellington commemorations will be held at the National War Memorial on Saturday 12 December at …

2010 Awards in History Announced

2009 Dec 10

New history projects including pre-Treaty cultural encounters, rural fire-fighting, and a history of an iconic Wellington gallery will receive funding from the New Zealand History Research Trust1Fun…

Funding for Waitangi Day 2010 Commemorative Events

2009 Nov 26

A three day Waitangi festival in Northland featuring thirty waka, over 300 Kai hoe (rowers) a dawn karakia, sports events, a church service and a sunset ceremony is one of 77 events receiving1fundin…

Armistice Day commemorations

2009 Nov 10

Two minutes silence at 11.00am and eleven tolls of the Peace Bell will signal the beginning of the Armistice Day commemorative service at the National War Memorial tomorrow.  It is 91 years since…

Review to improve arts philanthropy

2009 Sep 30

A taskforce consisting of several of New Zealand's most high-profile supporters of the arts will investigate ways to improve levels of philanthropic giving in New Zealand, Minister of Arts1Cul…

What's in a name?

2009 Aug 13

Origins of place names Cape Turnagain and Cape Kidnappers, as well as how Havelock North started as Havelock, a translation of the longest place name in the world and why there’s an apostrophe in1…

Digital futures discussion document

2009 Aug 11

The options for the use of radio spectrum after digital switch-over of television services is the subject of a discussion paper released today. New Zealand’s move to digital-only television is1i…

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