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Memorial Stone for Tangiwai disaster’s unsung heroes

2017 Apr 13

On Sunday 7 May 2017 a special memorial event will be held at Tangiwai to honour the heroism of Locomotive Engineer First Class Charles Parker and Locomotive Fireman Lance Redman, whose selfless actio…

Te Papa’s Gallipoli exhibition enthrals young and old

2017 Apr 13

More than 1.3 million visitors of all ages have explored Te Papa’s Gallipoli: The scale of our war in the two years since it opened. The ground-breaking exhibition tells the stories of seven ordinar…

Myriad Faces conference about 1917’s significance looms

2017 Apr 13

With less than two weeks till the opening of the Myriad Faces of War symposium, its relevance to the wider community continues to grow. Opening on Anzac Day, the symposium’s significance to a1moder…

Come along to our Public History talk on Wed 03 May

2017 Apr 13

Please join us at our May 2017 public history talk presented by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the National Library of New Zealand. New Zealand’s Rivers: can we learn from history?   …

Te Papa’s Bug Lab a huge summer success

2017 Apr 11

Te Papa’s spectacular science exhibition about the genius of bugs closes after a hugely successful four month season, on Easter Monday, 17 April. Created by Te Papa and Weta Workshop, the high impac…

Repatriation of Military burial remains from Malaysia and Singapore

2017 Apr 10

The Government announced today that it will provide families with the option of repatriating the remains of their loved ones buried in Malaysia and Singapore as a result of a military burial. The1repa…

The Wahine Disaster – Catalyst for Change

2017 Apr 10

The significance of the Wahine disaster for New Zealand goes well beyond the events of the day,” says Lieutenant General (Retired) Rhys Jones, Chair of the Wahine 50 Charitable Trust (set up to help…

Sellebration - 90 years of Kiwi adverts online

2017 Apr 10

Remember Ches and Dale from down on the farm? Spot the Dog? Leggs pantyhose? The Rinso jingle? The Anchor family? Mr Dollar? From brogues to broadband, New Zealand commercials since the 1920s are now …

Support a New Zealand cultural initiative in the Webbys

2017 Apr 07

Rangihoua Heritage Park has been selected as being in the top 5 of all cultural websites in the world and is up for an international Webby Award 2017. Screen shot of Rangihoua Heritage Park Digital T…

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park wins prestigious landscape award

2017 Apr 06

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says Pukeahu National War Memorial Park’s overall win at this year’s New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture annual awards is a fitting1acc…

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