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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…

Minister pays tribute to Dame Judith Binney

2011 Feb 16

Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today paid tribute to the life and career of Dame Judith Binney, who passed away last night. “Dame Judith was a leader in a number of1fie…

Waitangi National Trust Board governance modernised

2011 Jan 28

The governance structure of the Waitangi National Trust Board will be modernised to reflect the cultural and historical importance of the Treaty grounds at Waitangi, Arts, Culture and Heritage1Min…

Native Americans & Dutch Paddlers in Waitangi

2011 Jan 26

Native Americans & Dutch Paddlers in Waitangi and Opening of New Wharewaka in Wellington, 6th Feb 2011 The brisk waters of the Bay of Islands (Te Pewhairangi) will once again be hosting ceremo…

Within the ranks : one Army, many faces

2011 Jan 13

Gain an insight into the people, culture and significant events of the New Zealand Army through the eyes of the Army Artist, Captain Matt Gauldie. Gauldie’s involvement with the New1Zeal…

National War Memorial Advisory Board members appointed

2010 Dec 16

Lt General (Rtd) Don McIver has been appointed to the National War Memorial Advisory Council after being elected as President of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association, and the1i…

New Zealand History Trust Awards celebrates its 21st anniversary economically

2010 Dec 16

For the first time in its 21 years the New Zealand History Research Trust has awarded a major grant of $60,000 – to Brian Easton for his project, ‘Not in Narrow Seas: A History of New Zealand fr…

Hauraki-Coromandel region comes to life in New Zealand’s online encyclopedia

2010 Dec 15

Te Ara, New Zealand’s online encyclopedia, has just added to its vast catalogue of New Zealand history with the completion of the Coromandel-Hauraki entry. Delving into the politics, commercial…

Health of Māori Heritage arts

2010 Dec 13

Creative New Zealand has just released the Health of Māori Heritage Arts 2009 – Research Summary Report which reviews the ‘health’ of 10 heritage artforms ranging from Toi Whakairo (carving) …

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