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Crown, Council and iwi working for Watts Peninsula heritage

2014 Sep 05

The Crown, Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust (PNBST) and Wellington City Council today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) intended to ensure the heritage of the historically important1Wa…

Last poppies placed in newly named Arras Tunnel

2014 Sep 01

Prime Minister John Key, Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today laid the last of 273 symbolic decorative poppies on the wall of the1new…

First World War commemorative museum exhibition announced

2014 Aug 15

Wellington’s landmark Dominion Museum Building will be home to a temporary First World War commemorative museum exhibition, developed by Sir Peter Jackson, from April 2015 and through the duration…

WW100 First World War Centenary Programme announced

2014 Jul 28

New Zealand’s programme for commemorations for the 2014-2019 centenary of the First World War, WW100, has been launched today by Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson. The WW…

Applications for Waitangi Day Fund opened

2014 Jul 25

Applications for the 2015 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund are now open, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today. “The 6th of February next year marks the 17…

Motunui Panels returned to New Zealand

2014 Jul 04

The famed Motunui Panels - five late 18th century carved pataka panels which comprise a masterpiece of Maori art - have returned to New Zealand after more than 40 years, Treaty for Waitangi Negotiat…

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman appointed to Te Papa board

2014 Jun 27

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman has been appointed to the board of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today. “I1…

Māori Heritage Council members appointed

2014 Jun 25

Eight members have been appointed to the Māori Heritage Council, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today. The Council assists Heritage New Zealand Pouhere1Ta…

Museums grants announced

2014 Jun 20

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson announced today grants of $4.1 million to three museum projects around New Zealand in Akaroa, the Chatham Islands and Waitangi. Christchur…

Four young New Zealanders chosen for Bastille Day commemorations

2014 Jun 04

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today the four young French-speaking New Zealanders who have been selected to represent New Zealand at the Bastille Day1milita…

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