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Memorial unveiling strengthens New Zealand-Turkish ties

2017 Mar 21

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the ties between New Zealand and Turkey were strengthened further today with the unveiling of the Turkish Memorial at Pukeahu National War1Memoria…

Anzac Day commemorations in 2017 to focus on the Western Front

2017 Mar 16

New Zealand’s international First World War commemorations this year will focus on the Western Front, with Anzac Day-related ceremonies in France and Belgium and the centenary commemorations of the1…

Largest Literary Festival Launches Expansive Programme

2017 Mar 15

The 18th Auckland Writers Festival takes to the sea, the pavement, festival halls and a glittering pop-up venue in its most ambitious programme yet, which sees a record 42 international writers,1histo…

Come along to our Public History talk on Wed 05 April

2017 Mar 14

You are invited to this the first of the free public history talks presented by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage and the National Library of New Zealand. The monthly talks are at lunchtime 12.15pm…

Vertical Entertainment Acquires “6 Days” for North America; XYZ Films Sells Out for the World

2017 Mar 14

Toa Fraser’s thriller 6 DAYS, starring Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish, and Mark Strong, has been acquired by Vertical Entertainment for North American rights with a target U.S. theatrical date in Fall 20…

Geraint Martin appointed as Te Papa Chief Executive

2017 Mar 13

Geraint Martin has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Te Papa. Mr Martin is currently the CEO of Counties Manukau District Health Board. Te Papa Board Chairman Evan Williams said the museum1…

New rugby league programme for schools

2017 Mar 10

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched a new Rugby League Education programme at Auckland’s Birkdale North School. “The Rugby League World Cup 2017 Education Resource is…

Capital to welcome star cast to Jazz Festival in June

2017 Mar 09

From guitar great Bill Frisell to space-jazz pioneers The Comet is Coming, the Wellington Jazz Festival returns with a stellar cast of international musicians, 7 - 11 June.  Image of the Wellington …

$5.5m to support major golfing events in NZ

2017 Mar 08

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced a $5.5 million investment into two major golfing events. Through the Major Events1Develop…

Unknown First World War Kiwi soldier's remains buried in Belgium

2017 Mar 08

The partial remains of an unknown First World War New Zealand soldier were buried with the partial remains of two British soldiers today at the Perth (China Wall) Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery near…

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