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

2011 Jul 05

The 28th Māori Battalion website 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…

New Zealand memory preserved for all time

2011 Jun 27

New Zealand is now part of the international community working to promote the importance of documentary heritage through the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme. This important cultural milestone…

Shipping containers: shifting our world

2011 Jun 24

Forty years ago in June 1971, the first all-container ship to visit New Zealand arrived in Wellington. The Columbus New Zealand and the simple steel boxes it carried were part of a worldwide revolut…

NZ Historic Places Trust board member appointed

2011 Jun 24

Businessman Brian McGuinness has been appointed to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Board of Trustees, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today. Mr1McG…

28 Māori Battalion website wins IPANZ Gen-I Public Sector Excellence Award

2011 Jun 23

The 28 Māori Battalion website won the top award in the Crown-Māori Relationships category of the IPANZ-Gen-I Public Sector awards, announced last night in1Wellington. …

New Zealand and the Victoria Cross

2011 Jun 23

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest military decoration awarded for ‘valour in the face of the enemy’ to members of the armed forces of Commonwealth countries. It was introduced in 1856 by Qu…

Work begins on Hawke’s Bay Museum & Art Gallery Redevelopment Project

2011 Jun 22

Work has begun at the Hawke’s Bay Museum & Art Gallery (HBMAG) site today with the demolition of the former Lilliput and old planetarium building. The demolition of this building is in1prepara…

Regional rugby facts, figures and memories go online

2011 Jun 08

To coincide with the 2011 Rugby World Cup, New Zealand’s online history resource NZHistory has created a new feature which documents the emergence of the provincial game in this country. Presentin…

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