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13 new entries added to the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

2019 Oct 21

Most New Zealanders who lived through the 1970s and 1980s will remember the phrases ‘the money or the bag?’ and ‘an orchestrated litany of lies’. Quizmaster Selwyn Toogood and Justice Peter …

New grants for earthquake prone heritage buildings

2019 Oct 18

Seismic strengthening projects throughout New Zealand will benefit from the latest Heritage EQUIP funding grants totalling $1.87 million announced today. Grant Robertson says the projects include …

Chief of Defence Force announces Cook Islands inclusions to the First World War Rolls of Honour

2019 Oct 18

Chief of Defence Force Air Marshal Kevin Short announced today the inclusion of six Cook Island First World War soldiers in the New Zealand and Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s official rolls1…

Campbell Patterson receives Fulbright New Zealand-Wallace Arts Trust Award – ten-week artist residency in California

2019 Oct 17

Fulbright New Zealand is pleased to congratulate this year’s recipient of the Fulbright-Wallace Arts Trust Award, Campbell Patterson from Dunedin. The annual award is for an outstanding New1Zealan…

Historic pōwhiri to take place at 1pm tomorrow, Friday 18

2019 Oct 17

There’s a unique historic significance to the pōwhiri that will take place at 1pm tomorrow, Friday 18 October, at Wharetāewa Pā in Te Whanganui-o-Hei / Mercury Bay. The pōwhiri, which will s…

Over 200 musicians and singers for NZSO’s massive Mahler concerts

2019 Oct 17

One of music’s most ambitious and grandest symphonies will be performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with two internationally acclaimed soloists and choirs in Wellington and Auckland next…

Powerful photographs of Sāmoan tattooing on show at Te Papa

2019 Oct 16

An exhibition opening in Te Papa’s Toi Art in November gives an intimate insight into the unique cultural practice of Sāmoan tattooing. Tatau: Sāmoan Tattooing and Photography presents the1wor…

New function venue opening in historic CBD building

2019 Oct 16

After 11 months of renovations, Wellington’s finest venue, Public Trust Hall, will be officially opened by the Prime Minister Jacinda Adern at a formal reception on Monday. Exterior image of …

Tuia 250 commemorations kick off in the Coromandel this week

2019 Oct 16

We are days away from celebrating the Tuia 250 commemorations, a national programme of events and education being expressed through music, storytelling, kapa haka, arts, and other cultural1activitie…

Tuia 250: Powhiri and potatoes play pivotal parts in birth of relationship

2019 Oct 15

An historic pōwhiri and the humble potato are both interwoven in the history of Ngāti Hei’s relationship with Europeans - and both will feature in stories and events as part of Tuia 2501comme…

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