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NZ Identity & Heritage

Learn about New Zealand's national symbols and monuments.

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

The National War Memorial located at Pukeahu is open every day from 10am to 5pm. The daily Last Post ceremony takes place here at 5pm - individuals and groups can register to participate in this ceremony at

Te Ara Taonga

These webpages are a place for iwi to use as a touchpoint to find information across agencies that support tiaki taonga. View content in both English and Te Reo Māori.

Armistice Centenary

At 11am on 11 November this year, Aotearoa New Zealand will mark the centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War in 1918. On that day 100 years ago, after four years of brutal conflict, war finally gave way to peace.

National anthems

New Zealand is unique for having two national anthems of equal standing - God Defend New Zealand and God Save The Queen. Learn more about our National Anthems.

Protected objects

We administer the Protected Objects Act. Learn how you can become a registered collector of taonga tūturu.