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British Memorial Design Revealed

2017 Jul 20

After years of work with Weta Workshop, the British High Commission has revealed the final design of the United Kingdom’s presence in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. At almost five metres1ta…

Sarjeant Gallery awards residencies to two New Zealand artists

2017 Jul 18

A New Zealand photographic artist working in Berlin and an Otago based artist have each been awarded five month residencies with Whanganui’s Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua over the next year. For…

Oral History Awards Tell Our Stories

2017 Jul 18

Sporting traditions, Māori history, and the experiences of children and women with a disability are just some of the stories that will be made more accessible due to this year’s New Zealand Oral1Hi…

Belgian Ambassador unveils plaque for WW1 heroine

2017 Jul 18

First World War Queen Elisabeth Medal recipient Elizabeth Pinfold will be honoured this Friday with the unveiling of a plaque by the Belgian Ambassador, His Excellency Jean-Luc Bodson, at her restored…

Dissent - a Different Type of Courage

2017 Jul 17

Dissent, a powerful new temporary exhibition about opposition to the First World War in New Zealand, opens on Friday 21st July at The Great War Exhibition. This painting by Bob Kerr shows Archibald B…

NZ Welcomes Visit from UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

2017 Jul 14

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has confirmed that United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will visit New Zealand from 23-25 July. “New Zealand and the United Kingdom enjoy a close and1enduri…

‘Luck of the Draw’ project explores conscription

2017 Jul 11

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says a project by 8 young New Zealand artists will spark new conversations on conscription and give us all a better understanding of its place in our1h…

Funding for Foxton's new multi-purpose community facility

2017 Jul 10

A new multi-purpose community facility in Foxton will receive more than a million dollars in government funding from the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund (RCHF). Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister1…

Fund opens for NZ Wars commemorations

2017 Jul 10

Applications are now being accepted to a fund set up to support commemoration events for Ngā Rā Maumahara – New Zealand Wars, says Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell. “Te Pūtake o te…

Decimal currency move a defining moment

2017 Jul 07

50 years ago on Monday 10 July 1967, one of the defining moments in New Zealand’s history happened when we moved from pounds, shilling and pence to decimal currency. Ministry for Culture and Heritag…

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