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News and events from our sectors and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

New book presents snapshots of NZ's rich history

New book presents snapshots of New Zealand’s rich history. Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s online historical treasures feature in a newly released book, Today in New Zealand History, which presents a day-by-day calendar of events from New Zealand’s past.

Oral History Awards Tell Our Stories

Sporting traditions, Māori history, the experiences of children & women with a disability are just some of the stories that will be made more accessible due to this year’s NZ Oral History Award recipients.

Exhibition - Handcrafted Form: Traditions and Techniques

On from 25 Nov at the Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre is the Japan Foundation’s exhibition – “Handcrafted Form: Traditions and Techniques".

Auckland is now a UNESCO Creative City of Music

Auckland is now officially a City of Music, joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network , joining the 116 members from 54 countries.

RNZB Education at Arohata Prison

The RNZB’s Education team has begun a project with Corrections at Arohata Women’s Prison in Wellington as part of ongoing accessibility & inclusion initiatives.