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NZHistory marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle for Crete with new “kiwi stories”

2011 May 17

The Battle for Crete was one of the most dramatic battles of the Second World War. Over 12 days in May 1941 a mixed force of New Zealanders, British, Australian and Greek troops desperately tried to…

28th Māori Battalion website finalist in IPANZ Gen-I Public Sector Excellence Awards

2011 May 05

The 28th Māori Battalion website ( which keeps alive the legacy of the 3600 soldiers of the Battalion was announced as a finalist in the Crown - Māori relationships1cat…

Papakura Museum Anzac 2011 exhibition

2011 Apr 20

Papakura Museum Anzac 2011 exhibition: 'How We Remember Them' 21 April - 9 June. The new Papakura Museum's inaugural Anzac exhibition showcases memories and memorabilia of New Zealand veterans of …

70 years since Greek ship sinks with Kiwi soliders

2011 Apr 20

"Flames were everywhere enveloping the ship. The heat was overpowering and boiling water from fractured pipes scalded the flesh from people’s bones. 'I could see a woman with both legs trapped and…

Phase one of National War Memorial Park completed

2011 Apr 20

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today marked the completion of the first phase of development on the new National War Memorial Park in Wellington, meaning the new public1spac…

Do you recognise this World War I soldier?

2011 Apr 19

The following request for information has been sent from Belgium. We are not sure but it’s quite reasonable that this man was killed here during WWI. It’s a NZ soldier who was here during…

New Chief Historian appointed

2011 Apr 19

Neill Atkinson has been appointed as Chief Historian at Mānatu Taonga - the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Well known for his work on transport, political and labour history, as well as on1sea…

New Zealand’s war effort showcased in Country Lads

2011 Apr 13

A film of poignant significance to ANZAC Day, made in 1941 by the National Film Unit, has been remastered and released online by Archives New Zealand.  Country Lads, the first film made by the Nat…

Photos of Māori Battalion soldiers wanted

2011 Mar 15

The Ministry wants a photo of every one of the 3600 soldiers who served in the 28th Māori Battalion during World War 2. We are trying to source from family members a photo of every one of the men…

Julia Gillard visits the National War Memorial

2011 Feb 17

Prime Minister John Key and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard laid wreaths at the National War Memorial in Wellington on 16 February. Australia and New Zealand have strong bonds many attribu…

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