Ministry for Culture and Heritage: Featured Content http://www.mch.govt.nz Featured content from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. en <![CDATA[Kōrero taiao – sayings from nature]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 GMT

Eyes like the night of the full moon, weaving as intricate as a spider’s web, a glutton with the stomach of a shark…

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<![CDATA[Ideas to remember]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:14:33 GMT

The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial will be a unique and lasting tribute to the tragic events that have so dramatically reshaped the Canterbury region and people. This is your opportunity to create a place to remember.

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<![CDATA[Ko te kupu te mauri o te reo Māori]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:56:55 GMT

This is Māori Language Week, and the framework is a kupu (word) of the week. ‘Āpōpō’ (tomorrow) is the first kupu to be focused on this week. Although the word for the week is tomorrow, it is useful to first look to what has happened in the past. Read more in Te Ara's latest panui.

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<![CDATA[Fast, flirty, and fresh – a ballet sampler from the RNZB ]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:13:47 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/news-events/news/fast-flirty-and-fresh-%E2%80%93-ballet-sampler-rnzb

Book now for the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s last season under Ethan Stiefel’s artistic direction, Allegro: Five Short Ballets is a powerhouse of extraordinary and diverse ballets from some of the world’s leading choreographers.

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<![CDATA[NZSO presents Shakespeare in Music]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:25:25 GMT

With this in mind, and marking his 450th birthday, the NZSO celebrates musical works that have been inspired by Shakespeare’s genius. Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing Suite is a perfect demonstration of the lush melodies that made him such a popular film composer.

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<![CDATA[All That Remains: WWI objects in NZ museum collections]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:56:43 GMT

Te Papa is very excited to introduce "All That Remains: WWI objects in New Zealand museum collections - He Waihotanga Iho mai i te Pakanga Tuatahi" which is online at www.allthatremains.net.nz.

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<![CDATA[Making a difference in Christchurch]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:14:22 GMT

Arts Access Aotearoa has introduced its Making A Difference Arts Advocates Programme in Christchurch. Facilitator Prudence Walker talks about why she’s involved, what drives its members and what she hopes the programme will achieve.

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<![CDATA[300,000 historical military records revealed for the 1st time]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:41:33 GMT

Millions of people across the Commonwealth, including thousands of families in New Zealand, could discover more about their relatives who fought and died during WW1, as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) launches two exciting new online resources.

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<![CDATA[A history of Featherston Military Training Camp]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:46:24 GMT

Featherston Camp was New Zealand’s largest training camp during the First World War, where around 60,000 young men trained for military service on European battlefields between 1916 and 1918. Download our history of this training camp.

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