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Sale of Sir Edmund Hillary watches

2010 Nov 12

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage has sought expert opinions regarding the status of six watches formerly owned by Sir Edmund Hillary, and recently offered for auction in Switzerland. These1opi…

New Te Papa chair and board member appointed

2010 Nov 03

Sir Wira Gardiner has been appointed as Chair of the Board of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and Fiona Campbell appointed as a member of the Board, Minister for Arts Culture and1Heri…

The Rugby World Cup is coming!

2010 Sep 29

As New Zealanders we need to be loud and proud in support of our team and one way to do that is to learn the national anthem. To help you in this quest we’ve got different mixes for adults and1c…

Take a history lesson with The Classroom

2010 Sep 29

The Classroom offers virtual lessons to New Zealand's history.  Designed for teachers and school students, we're provided resources that support the history curriculum. Ministry historian Steve1W…

Assistance for Canterbury region heritage building repairs

2010 Sep 17

The Government will contribute up to $10 million in addition to local funding to assist with the repair, restoration and strengthening of heritage and character buildings in the Canterbury region, M…

Waitangi Day Funding Applications Extended

2010 Sep 09

Applications are currently open for The Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund, which supports events celebrating New Zealand’s identity by commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi at a1commun…

Kiwis’ flight across the Tasman wins awards

2010 Aug 25

Kiwi migration to Australia is the stand out theme from this year’s New Zealand Oral History Awards. Three projects out of eight granted funding will receive a total of more than $40,000 to record…

New appointments to Te Papa Board

2010 Aug 09

Philip Carter and Wendy Lai have been appointed to the Board of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Christopher Finlayson announced1today. …

Merchant Navy Day

2010 Aug 09

September 3 will be recognised by the Government as Merchant Navy Day, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today. The Merchant Navy played a critical role1durin…

Peace celebrations

2010 Jun 18

A neglected part of New Zealand's First World War story, the elaborate peace celebrations held in July 1919, is now being told on Ministry for Culture and Heritage website www.nzhistory.net.nz 'In…

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