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Historic buildings back on top form

2011 Aug 02

Two of the country’s oldest buildings are looking in mint condition once again after some TLC. The Kerikeri Stone Store has been completely reroofed with cedar shingles, and the exterior of1neig…

Eyes of the rugby world on New Zealand: 30 years ago and today

2011 Jul 28

The eyes of the rugby loving world will be fixed on New Zealand in September 2011 when the All Blacks play Tonga in the opening game of the 2011 Rugby World Cup at Eden Park. Almost 30 years ago to …

'Tracing the footsteps of our forefathers'

2011 Jul 28

What’s the probability of finding rifle pits dug by New Zealand soldiers in the mountains of northern Greece 70 years later? And what’s the likelihood of running into Greek elders who saw our1so…

An unknown soldier is laid to rest in Longueval

2011 Jul 26

The remains of an unknown New Zealand soldier who died on the Somme in 1916 were reburied at a moving ceremony at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval on 16 February 2011, writes New Zealand histo…

“Great architecture goes 50-50 with great art” – Len Lye

2011 Jul 13

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery announces pivotal New Zealand Government support for the proposed Len Lye Centre and launches the architectural design by Patterson Associates. The Len Lye Centre1w…

Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau, 1769-1960

2011 Jul 08

Kua tāia tēnei pukapuka hiko, Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau, 1769-1960, e te Manatū Taonga i te 4 o Hōngongoi 2011 hei whakanui i te Wiki o te reo Māori. Kei tēnei pukapuka ngā wāhanga katoa o N…

Te Ara translates its iwi entries into te reo Māori

2011 Jul 06

Aotearoa has many different iwi (tribes) and each is represented in Te Ara (New Zealand’s online encyclopedia). Interesting facts, figures and stories in each iwi entry create an individual1biogra…

28th Māori Battalion website brings generations together with te reo Māori

2011 Jul 05

The 28th Māori Battalion website www.28maoribattalion.org.nz is dedicated to promoting the men who served with the battalion in the Second World War. Between 1941 and 1945 the Māori Battalion forg…

Manatū Taonga Showcases its Māori Language Content

2011 Jul 04

Every year since 1975 New Zealand has marked Māori Language Week. This is a time for all New Zealanders to celebrate te reo Māori (the Māori language) and to use more Māori phrases in everyday l…

$4 million for Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth

2011 Jun 27

The Government will provide a $4 million grant for the Len Lye Centre project which is to be built immediately adjacent to New Plymouth’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Minister for Arts, Culture1an…

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