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$10m extra for National War Memorial park

2010 May 21

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson today confirmed the government’s commitment to the National War Memorial precinct at Buckle St in Wellington. Budget 2010 commits $1…

Santa Parades - Past and Present

2009 Dec 17

A revamped history on Ministry for Culture and Heritage website tells the story of New Zealand’s unique Christmas parade tradition. “Modern Santa Parades are often accused…

2010 Awards in History Announced

2009 Dec 10

New history projects including pre-Treaty cultural encounters, rural fire-fighting, and a history of an iconic Wellington gallery will receive funding from the New Zealand History Research Trust1Fun… Publication and Online Resource on the Battle of River Plate

2009 Dec 10

This weekend official commemorations will mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of River Plate. In Wellington commemorations will be held at the National War Memorial on Saturday 12 December at …

Funding for Waitangi Day 2010 Commemorative Events

2009 Nov 26

A three day Waitangi festival in Northland featuring thirty waka, over 300 Kai hoe (rowers) a dawn karakia, sports events, a church service and a sunset ceremony is one of 77 events receiving1fundin…

Armistice Day commemorations

2009 Nov 10

Two minutes silence at 11.00am and eleven tolls of the Peace Bell will signal the beginning of the Armistice Day commemorative service at the National War Memorial tomorrow.  It is 91 years since…

What's in a name?

2009 Aug 13

Origins of place names Cape Turnagain and Cape Kidnappers, as well as how Havelock North started as Havelock, a translation of the longest place name in the world and why there’s an apostrophe in1…

Silent oral history signs the way ahead

2009 Jul 31

Oral history in New Zealand will break new ground following this year's allocation of awards for recording memories and life stories. For the first time a video oral history project will be recorded…

New feature ‘Antarctica’ on

2009 Jul 09

“Antarctica and New Zealand share a long and rich history”, said Dr Bronwyn Dalley, Chief Historian, Ministry for Culture and Heritage. A new feature on tells the stories of1t…

Media advisory for Anzac Day

2009 Apr 24

Explore the history of New Zealanders at war through the website. Produced by historians at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, this site is the most authoritative and accurate1o…

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