Ministry for Culture and Heritage: Featured Content http://www.mch.govt.nz Featured content from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. en <![CDATA[Prisons]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:00:35 GMT

New Zealand’s first jails, in the 1840s, were flimsy huts built from wood or raupō (bulrush), and prisoners often had to be chained up to prevent escape...

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<![CDATA[New Zealand School of Dance Graduation Season 2014]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:16:19 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/news-events/news/new-zealand-school-dance-graduation-season-2014

This November the New Zealand School of Dance presents a Graduation Season reflecting the School’s dedication to excellence and innovation. Performances take place in Wellington from 19-29 November.

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<![CDATA[Minister marks C Company House opening]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:35:16 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/news-events/news/minister-marks-c-company-house-opening

The C Company Memorial House opened in Gisborne on 15 November. This new permanent space for the 28th Maori Battalion C Company exhibition will house photos, taonga and other military memorabilia, and is adjacent to the existing Tairawhiti Museum.

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<![CDATA[Te Waipounamu Marae Film Tour - Ōtautahi ki Awarua]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:36:42 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/news-events/news/te-waipounamu-marae-film-tour-%C5%8Dtautahi-ki-awarua

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and Heritage NZ Pouhere Taonga are partnering to present a programme of over 20 moving image excerpts celebrating Ngāi Tahu history, screened in seven local marae. The films, made between 1910 and 2008, feature Ngāi Tahu people, land, and traditions.

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<![CDATA[Path to Nationhood history app launched]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:17:23 GMT

See history through new eyes. Download any of the six free Path to Nationhood tours for iPhones and iPads and experience the heart and soul of early New Zealand’s Northland, where Māori and Pākehā first met.

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<![CDATA[New Zealand China television co-production agreement signed]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:15:25 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/news-events/ministers-releases/new-zealand-china-television-co-production-agreement-signed

New Zealand has achieved an important milestone with the first ever television co-production agreement being signed by any country with China.

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<![CDATA[The Royal New Zealand Ballet does Dickens]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:28:40 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/news-events/news/royal-new-zealand-ballet-does-dickens

The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol is a Christmas cracker! The heart-warming magic of Charles Dickens will leave audiences spellbound as the Royal New Zealand Ballet brings The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol to New Zealand in its final season for 2014.

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<![CDATA[NZSO's In the Hall of the Mountain King season]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:47:13 GMT

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra tours the South Island with two rising stars this November. Acclaimed Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan and returning Australian conductor Ben Northey join forces for the NZSO’s tour In the Hall of the Mountain King this November.

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<![CDATA[Fingers : Jewellery for Aotearoa New Zealand]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:20:54 GMT

The latest Objectspace exhibition marks the 40th anniversay of Fingers Gallery in Auckland and provides a rare opportunity for the public to see a selection of work that effectively charts the development of contemporary jewellery in New Zealand.

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