Ngā pakanga ki tāwāhi – Māori and overseas wars
‘We’ll fight right to the end. For God! For King! And for Country! Ake, ake, kia kaha e!’ This rousing marching song written for the Māori...
Official opening of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
Images from the official opening of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park can be viewed on the Ministry's flickr page.
Help needed to identify unknown Second Māori contingent members
Monty Soutar’s research into Maori in the First World War has unearthed some great finds. A recent find is this photo of 4 soldiers of the Maori Contingent taken in Egypt in November 1915 which features Rota Waipara (the sergeant) and Turoa Pohatu (seated front) but any other details are welcomed.
WW100 commemorative pin
The WW100 commemorative pin is now available for purchase. If you wish to show your support for New Zealand’s First World War centenary through wearing the WW100 lapel pin, you will be able to purchase one through the RSA or selected NZ Post outlets.
Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails
Try our new free smartphone and tablet app which offers a new way to explore the Gallipoli campaign. The Ngā Tapuwae Gallipoli app features compelling diary entries from the First World War, with clear facts, authentic and beautiful imagery as well as audio tours narrated by leading historians.
Rare WW1 watercolours on show Anzac Week
Watercolour New Zealand is holding its latest national exhibition, 'Splash' at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul over Anzac Week. Opening 18th April to 3rd May it is featuring over 100 WW1 watercolour paintings, prints and pen and ink drawings by New Zealand WW1 servicemen.
Gallipoli: The scale of our war exhibition is coming!
Now on at Te Papa is their "Gallipoli: The scale of our war exhibition".
- Creative NZ and NZ History Research Trust to enhance coordination of funding for history
Creative NZ and NZ History Research Trust to enhance coordination of funding for history
An update on the NZHistory Research Trust fund which is administered by the Ministry.
Dedication of the Roll of Honour
The nation’s Roll of Honour commemorates the New Zealanders who died while on active service around the world. The names of 49 servicemen and women have been added to the Roll, in grateful recognition of their sacrifice for our country.
Creating culture, preserving heritage
Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage works to enrich the lives of all New Zealanders by supporting our dynamic culture and preserving our heritage.
We support many of New Zealand’s arts, media, heritage and sports organisations; advise government on cultural matters and provide research and resources for everyone to access. The organisations we fund deliver a wide range of cultural experiences for all to enjoy.