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Manatū Taonga standing alongside Te Matatini

2017 Feb 23

Kapa haka is a powerful and positive expression of who we are as New Zealanders and we proudly support the biennial Te Matatini Festival being held this year in Hastings, Manatū Taonga Ministry for…

New Zealand’s history awards reveal our past

2017 Jan 31

This year’s New Zealand History Research Trust Fund awards will see eleven New Zealand researchers bring the country’s past to life in projects ranging from a biography of portrait artist Isaac…

Wellington symposium delves into First World War and its legacy

2016 Dec 12

From the Russian Revolution, suffrage protest in America and the horrendous death toll on the Western Front at Passchendaele, to the fate of Palestine and the birth of modern Iraq, 1917 was a defining…

Landmarks Whenua Tohunga reveals Northland’s precious culture and heritage

2016 Dec 01

Some of Northland’s most precious culture and heritage sites are brought together under the Landmarks Whenua Tohunga banner giving people the opportunity to learn more about our nation’s stories,…

National War Memorial Scoops Heritage Design Award

2016 Nov 15

The National War Memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington won the Heritage category of the New Zealand Architecture Awards announced yesterday evening.…

98th National Commemoration of Armistice Day

2016 Nov 10

Tomorrow’s National Commemoration of Armistice Day in the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park marking the end of the First World War is a significant one for us all and the public…

Films That Shaped New Zealand – Celebrating 120 Years of Cinema

2016 Sep 30

October 2016 sees the 120th anniversary of the first public film screenings in New Zealand. A season of films that shaped New Zealand will mark the anniversary at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision…

New Zealand’s most traumatic military campaign revealed

2016 Sep 22

The bloodiest and most traumatic campaign in New Zealand’s military history is captured in a new book produced by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage.…

National Commemoration for the Malaya and Malaysia Operations

2016 Sep 14

New Zealand’s contribution to military operations in Malaya and Malaysia from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s will be commemorated in a national service held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park at…

Organ recital featuring baroque music Pukeahu National War Memorial Sunday 11 September

2016 Sep 05

World class musician Timothy Hurd QSM will play the St Lazarus Memorial Organ in a recital at the National War Memorial as part of the Winter Concert series at 4.00pm this Sunday 11 September.…

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