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Navy Fleet to Visit Wellington – Review, Parade and ceremony

2011 Sep 22

In a once in a lifetime event, 11 ships of the Royal New Zealand Navy will visit Wellington to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Navy’s founding on 1 October 1941. “This is a once in a lifetime…

Women's suffrage petition now online

2011 Sep 15

Did one of your ancestors sign the historic 1893 petition calling for women’s right to vote? If so, you can now search for their names online and contribute information about them. To mark Women…

Roadside Stories goes live – listen in for unique tales of Aotearoa New Zealand

2011 Aug 31

Roadside Stories - an entertaining, free audio guide designed for domestic and international tourists - launches today to coincide with Rugby World Cup 2011 as part of the REAL New Zealand festival. …

First World War centenary plans announced

2011 Aug 31

Government will mark the centenary of the First World War beginning in 2014 with significant international and domestic projects and ceremonies, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher F…

Gallipoli survey effort to resume

2011 Aug 26

Ministry for Culture and Heritage war historian Ian McGibbon heads back to Gallipoli next month for the second field session of the joint historical and archaeological survey of the Anzac1battlefiel…

Minister marks anniversary of VJ Day

2011 Aug 15

Sixty-six years after Japan signed the Armistice that marked the end of World War II, New Zealanders still have immense gratitude to those who fought in the conflict, Veterans’ Affairs1Minis…

Funding for 2012 Waitangi Day activites opens today

2011 Aug 15

Waitangi Day 2012 is set to be filled with colourful events around the country thanks to community funding made available through Manatū Taonga/Ministry for Culture and Heritage. The Commemorating…

New website captures Canterbury earthquake stories

2011 Aug 12

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister, Christopher Finlayson, today announced the launch of Quake Stories, a website for people to share their experiences of the Canterbury earthquakes. “Quake1…


2011 Aug 08

The Ministry is proud to support the Oceania, a joint exhibition between Te Papa and the City Gallery Wellington. Oceania is a landmark collaborative project between City Gallery Wellington and the1…

Minister marks 97th anniversary of Great War

2011 Aug 04

New Zealanders will never forget the great debt they owe those who served in the First World War, Veterans’ Affairs Minister Judith Collins said today on the 97th anniversary of the start of the1c…

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