Ministry Press Releases
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25 Aug 2014
New Zealand occupied Samoa 100 years ago, the second German territory captured in the First World War.
A national commemoration to mark the centenary of New Zealand’s occupation...
22 Aug 2014
Ministry for Culture and Heritage war historian Ian McGibbon – New Zealand’s representative on the tri-nation Joint...
18 Aug 2014
A number of New Zealand veterans from the Vietnam War will gather in Wellington this afternoon for the launch of a book that recalls their experiences as part of New Zealand’s longest and...
4 Aug 2014
“War has broken out with Germany.” This 1914 telegram message from George V King of England was read out today on Parliament Grounds by actor...
31 Jul 2014
The Ministry for Culture and Heritage has collaborated with the Alexander Turnbull Library and Archives New Zealand on a new...
29 Jul 2014
A ceremony to mark the beginning of the First World War for New Zealand will take place on Monday 4 August in Parliament Grounds, Wellington, from 9.00am. Public are welcome to attend the...
8 Jul 2014
At the invitation of François Hollande, the President of the French...
30 Jun 2014
The New Zealand Oral History Awards for 2014 have been announced, with 12 projects receiving a total of $103,456 in funding.
The Awards are funded by the Ministry for Culture and...
20 Jun 2014
The commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Te...
16 May 2014
An innovative partnership approach between Te Papa and Auckland cultural agencies is redefining the proposal for a...