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At the New Zealand Memorial Service, Chunuk Bair Memorial, Gallipoli (25 April 2011)

2011 Apr 25

Speech made by Hon Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs at Gallipoli. On August 8th 1915, New Zealand soldiers reached the summit of Chunuk Bair, where we stand today, and saw, for the first t…

At the Dawn Service, Anzac Commemorative site (25 April 2011)

2011 Apr 25

Speech made by Hon Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs at Gallipoli Just before dawn, in the grey mist of the early morning, 96 years ago, the first ANZAC soldiers jumped into the cold waters…

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…

Hunt is on for NZ’s Oldest Telly

2011 Apr 20

A nationwide search to find the oldest working television in New Zealand was launched today by Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman. The Oldest Telly competition, part of a Going Digital1camp…

Sistema Aotearoa youth orchestra initiative launched

2011 Apr 19

A new Government initiative will give young people the chance to participate in orchestral music, Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson said today. Mr Finlayson today launched1S…

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…

Arts companies move to CPIT

2011 Apr 19

Homeless arts organisations have found refuge at CPIT’s Faculty of Creative Industries in a collaborative project with Creative New Zealand (CNZ) that has established a vibrant new creative hub on…

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…

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