Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
Pukeahu National War Memorial Park commemorates more than 30,000 New Zealanders who died in conflict and honours all who have served. A National Commemoration to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings takes place on Thursday 6 June 2019 at Pukeahu.
National Erebus Memorial
With the 40th anniversary of the Erebus accident to be marked in 2019, the New Zealand government is initiating a project to construct a national memorial. Erebus remains one of New Zealand's worst civil accidents in terms of loss of life, the scale of loss shocked the nation. The National Erebus Memorial design was announced in April 2019.
Christchurch Recovery Strategy
Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture & Heritage is working to renew greater Christchurch’s unique identity and its vitality expressed through sport, recreation, art, history, heritage and traditions.
Tuia – Encounters 250
In 2019, Aotearoa New Zealand will acknowledge 250 years since the first onshore meetings between Māori and Europeans. Tuia – Encounters 250 (Tuia 250) is the national commemoration that recognises this milestone in our history.
28th (Māori) Battalion company histories
Histories of A and D Companies of the 28th Māori Battalion are being undertaken.
First World War Centenary Projects
Our historians are developing a series of projects to commemorate the centennial of the First World War.
Public Media Advisory Group
The Ministry is the Secretariat for the Ministerial Advisory Group established by Hon Clare Curran, Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media. The Advisory Group will be advising the Minister on the establishment of a Public Media Funding Commission, and on the allocation of public media funding.
Discover, experience and enjoy the places that have shaped New Zealand and created our stories. Whether you’re a New Zealander or a visitor, you can gain a deeper understanding of who we were and who we are today by visiting Tohu Whenua sites. The Tohu Whenua programme combines culture and heritage with beautiful natural settings.
Updated on 23rd January 2019