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Grant to strengthen iconic Lambretta’s Café

2017 Aug 07

A $94,700 Government grant from the Earthquake Upgrade Incentive Programme, Heritage EQUIP, will strengthen the historic building which is home to Nelson’s iconic Lambretta’s Café, Building and1…

Commemorating Passchendaele, Celebrating Compassion

2017 Aug 01

New Zealand’s relationship with Belgium was forged not only on the battlefield,but through efforts here at home. In the lead up to New Zealand's centenary commemoration of the Battle of1Passchend…

Pacific teams join Te Papa innovation hub

2017 Jul 27

Three Pacific entrepreneurial teams started a four-month residency at Te Papa’s Mahuki innovation accelerator today. The three teams were selected after taking part in a successful Pacific1Innovatio…

Classic Fred Dagg costume on display at Te Papa

2017 Jul 26

The iconic hat, shearer’s singlet, shorts and gumboots of Fred Dagg will be on display at Te Papa from July 26. The items, dated from the early 1970s, include a black Mosgiel Woollen Factory Company…

Battle of Passchendaele competition winners announced

2017 Jul 25

Education Minister Nikki Kaye and the Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have announced the winning students who will be flying to Belgium to attend the 100th anniversary commemorations …

John A Lee on war poetry: when mud and blood became the keynote

2017 Jul 25

John A Lee was, amongst other things, a war hero, politician, publican and author during his unusually eventful and varied life. In his will Lee asked that his private papers be deposited with1Auckl…

Consultation on Veterans' Support Act underway

2017 Jul 25

A discussion document about how the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 is working has been released today. It is part of the consultation process for a Review of how the legislation is operating.  The Revi…

Auckland Museum hosts New Zealand’s first official Wikimedian in Residence

2017 Jul 25

Auckland Museum has hosted New Zealand’s first official Wikimedian-in-Residence. Susan Tolich of Victoria University has been working at the Museum for five weeks to enlist the Wikimedia community1t…

Past Caring? Gender, Work and Emotion - A talk by Professor Barbara Brookes

2017 Jul 24

How do we write a history of caring? This became a central question for Barbara Brookes in writing A History of New Zealand Women. There have been major transitions in the locus of care over time. In1…

Funding for Stewart Island heritage centre

2017 Jul 21

A new purpose-built heritage centre on Stewart Island will receive more than $1 million in Government funding, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced in Oban today. “I’m v…

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