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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…

Belgian WW1 exhibition shows respect for New Zealand soldiers

2017 Jul 07

 “Passchendaele: The Belgians have not forgotten” - an exhibition developed in Belgium to acknowledge New Zealand’s part in the Battle of Passchendaele opens for a three week period at the1Nati…

Arts-themed boutique hotel being explored for Arts Centre

2017 Jul 06

The Arts Centre is liaising with six domestic and international hotel operators about operating a potential arts-themed, boutique, 32-room hotel on the site. None of the hotel operators can be1identif…

A century and a half of right and honourable reporting

2017 Jul 04

This week, Hansard turns 150 years old and for the first time all 723 volumes of its parliamentary transcripts will be accessible and searchable online. The anniversary was announced today in Parliame…

Matariki Rising celebrations attract thousands

2017 Jun 30

Thousands turned out to celebrate Matariki Rising, a festival that celebrates Matariki, the Māori New Year. The 10-day festival which ran at Te Papa from June 16 to 25, and at galleries and museums a…

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