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Applications open for trip of a lifetime to Antarctica

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Antarctic Heritage Trust is providing an opportunity of a lifetime in March 2020 for a group of young explorers from New Zealand to participate in the Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula. In a new partnership with Quark Expeditions, the team will experience a voyage to the ...

Call for Inspiring Explorers to Join Iconic Polar Journey

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The Trust- most recently famous for conserving a 106-year-old fruit cake found in Antarctica’s first building- has chosen the crossing attempt for its 2018 Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition. Trust Executive Director Nigel Watson says the journey will honour a true icon of polar exploration – Norway’s ...

Kiwi film retracing Shackleton journey premiers online

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A short film, shot by Sir Peter Blake’s son James, that retraces one of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s most perilous and desperate journeys has premiered online today. The Last 36 was filmed by James Blake, and follows the Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition to South Georgia to ...

Exploring New Zealand's interior

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Once the early European explorers had determined the basic outline of the New Zealand islands, the few remaining coastal puzzles were solved by visiting sealers, whalers and those engaged in the early timber and flax trade. In 1804 the American sealer Owen F. Smith became the first European to ...

Meet the 2019 Inspiring Explorers

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It is with much excitement that we can now announce the team that will be heading to the Antarctic Peninsula next month on our 2019 Inspiring Explorers' Expedition with Olympic kayaker Mike Dawson! They are accomplished photographer Alexander Hillary (Sir Edmund Hillary’s grandson); living ...

Further information

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This web feature was written by Kynan Gentry and produced by the NZHistory.net.nz team. Links Te Ara- The Encyclopedia of New Zealand entries on European exploration, Geological exploration and transforming the landscape. These entries also look at other key individuals in the early exploration of ...

Further information

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This web feature was written by Kynan Gentry and produced by the NZHistory.net.nz team. Links European exploration (Te Ara) Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration (Te Ara) Pacific migrations (Te Ara) Ideas of Māori origins (Te Ara) ...

New film documenting gruelling New Zealand Arctic expedition premieres in New York

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A new film, that follows young Antipodeans as they ski 560 kilometres to cross the Greenland icecap towing 60 kilogram sleds, will premiere at a prestigious New York festival. In Nansen’s Footsteps is being shown at The Explorers Club Polar Film Festival on the evening of 24 January 2019 (New York ...

Sir Ed’s grandson opens Antarctic exhibition in Christchurch

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Two talented young explorers, who captured their passion for exploration through photography and a soundscape of Antarctica, are showcasing their works in a new exhibition. The exhibition by Alexander Hillary and Marco de Kretser is now open at Christchurch Airport, as part of an Antarctic ...

First sighting of Antarctica by Tuati

First sighting of Antarctica by Tuati

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view Antarctica Tuati was probably the first New Zealander to view the coast of Antarctica, in 1840. He was part of the United States Exploring Expedition, which explored the southern oceans between 1838 and 1842. The expedition, led by Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, notably provided the first evidence ...

Thomas Brunner

Thomas Brunner

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Portrait of Thomas Brunner, circa 1871. A Nelson-based surveyor and explorer, Brunner followed the Buller River to the Tasman Sea in 1847. Read Thomas Brunner’s biography Alexander Turnbull Library Reference: 1/2-023745-G Phoographer: William Henry Davis Permission of the Alexander Turnbull ...

Charles Heaphy

Charles Heaphy

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Draughtsman, artist, surveyor, explorer, soldier and public servant Charles Heaphy wearing the Victoria Cross he was awarded in 1867. Read Charles Heaphy's biography here Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington Reference: 1/2-003062-F Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National ...

Brunner, Kehu and Heaphy reach Māwhera pā

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Thomas Brunner, c. 1871 (Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/2-023745-G) This journey was part of Thomas Brunner’s epic 1846–48 exploration of the South Island. He was accompanied by Kehu of Ngāti Tūmatakōkiri, and Charles Heaphy, a draughtsman and artist with the New Zealand Company who later became ...

Antarctica and New Zealand

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Mess (A) Hut, Scott Base Antarctica and New Zealand share a long and rich history. New Zealanders took part in Antarctic exploration from the mid-19th century, initially as members of other nations' expeditions. The first was probably Tuati, who sailed on a United States-led voyage in ...

New Zealand Antarctic Society 50th anniversary

New Zealand Antarctic Society 50th anniversary

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lines today. The inaugural meeting of the Society on 2 November 1933 was organised by Arthur Leigh Hunt, a man with a strong personal interest in the Antarctic stemming from his friendships with American explorer and aviator Richard E. Byrd and Australian explorer and geologist Douglas Mawson. First ...

Sites of shared Antarctic and NZ significance

Sites of shared Antarctic and NZ significance

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Click on map to zoom in and explore the memorials and places indicated. This map looks even better in Google Earth: Launch in Google Earth (don't have Google Earth?- download it here) Antarctic sites of significance in NZ About this map This map is not comprehensive. Some buildings, memorials ...

Accessibility features

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This website has been designed to work best in modern browsers which support HTML and CSS standards. This includes Internet Explorer 6 and above, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Opera. People using older browsers will still be able to see all the content but it will only be formatted as plain ...

James Cook stamp

James Cook stamp

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James Cook features in The A to Z of New Zealand stamp series produced by New Zealand Post in 2008. Read a biography of James Cook here. New Zealand Post james cook stamps explorers european discovery ...

Research & Publications

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Explore New Zealand culture past and present through our various websites and research reports.  You'll find Ministry for Culture and Heritage publications plus research and website links from other cultural organisations. ...

Encounters

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Encounters Discover stories of encounter between two great voyaging traditions, Te Moana-nui-ā-Kiwa (Pacific) and European, which led to the formation of a new nation. Ngā Iwi ō te Moana-nui-ā-Kiwa European voyaging and discovery Early meetings between peoples Māori explore the world Discover ...

No Front Line: Inside stories of New Zealand's Vietnam War

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The Vietnam War was New Zealand’s longest and most controversial military engagement of the twentieth century.  No Front Line  explores this war from the perspective of New Zealanders who were there, in their own words. http://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/no-front-line ...

New feature ‘Antarctica’ on nzhistory.net.nz

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New Zealander Clarence Hare, a steward on Scott’s Discovery expedition; of the first long distance flights into Antarctica from New Zealand; or of New Zealand’s involvement in caring for the huts of the first explorers in the Ross Sea region, and many more stories. The collection of stories is ...

New children’s media content to expand young minds

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receiving 29 excellent applications. Seven games have been selected for funding, covering a broad range of genres, and offer fun ways to learn and explore within uniquely NZ contexts. In addition, through the Canada NZ Digital Media Fund* NZ On Air will support two further new projects for children: Bug ...

Minister to visit Antarctic heritage sites

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Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry will travel to Antarctica tomorrow to visit Scott Base and the historic explorer’s huts in the Ross Dependency. Ms Barry travels as a guest of the Antarctic Heritage Trust and will be accompanied by chair Mark Stewart, executive director Nigel ...

New Zealand Prime Minister repatriates ‘Shackleton’s whisky’ to Antarctica

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On Saturday 20 January 2013, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key returned 3 bottles of more than 100 year-old whisky to the Antarctic Heritage Trust in Antarctica. The 3 bottles are from whisky crates excavated from under explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s only Antarctic expedition base by Trust ...

Education Visits

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  The education programme at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park provides visitors with opportunities to remember, interpret, reflect and understand New Zealand’s experience of war. The education programme: explores the impact of war on our society in its historical context and its enduring impact ...

Determining the cause

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Use the topics in the Disasters category of NZHistory.net.nz  for the following activity ideas. Having examined what happened and why you can now explore the issue of whether some factors played a greater role in this tragedy than others. This helps students to develop the ability to distinguish ...

Trip of a lifetime for two Auckland students

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As part of a new partnership with Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate, Antarctic Heritage Trust is taking two Year 13 students kayaking in Antarctica with a kiwi Olympian. Mele Fetu’u and Lana Kiddie-Vai will be on the Trust’s fourth Inspiring Explorers’ expedition in early 2019. The team will travel to ...

He Toa Takitini

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The second in a series of three moving image exhibitions curated by Tina Makereti, on the social history of childhood in Aotearoa / New Zealand, He Toa Takitini focuses on cultural diversity. How are kiwi childhoods shaped by different cultural groups coming together? This theme is explored across ...

National Park railway station

National Park railway station

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the Northern Explorer. Tranz Scenic tourism railways overlander railway stations national park ...

Award-winning colour scheme for Antarctic icon

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inspirational colour application in built environments. Visit nzaht.org to view additional photos and videos of Hillary’s Hut's restoration. Background: Antarctic Heritage Trust The Antarctic Heritage Trust is a New Zealand-based not-for-profit with a vision of ‘Inspiring Explorers’. Through its mission to ...

Interactive trail guides New Zealanders on the Western Front

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Following on from the success of Ngā Tapuwae Gallipoli, the First World War Centenary Programme (WW100) has released the final part of its legacy project, Ngā Tapuwae Western Front. “The trails are a fascinating way of exploring the past, blending audio narratives, maps, photographs, ...

Once in a lifetime chance to see famous artefacts from Antarctica’s first buildings.

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which sailed from London on the Southern Cross landing at Cape Adare in January 1899. The expedition, led by Carsten Borchgrevink, recorded a number of Antarctic firsts. The explorers were the first people to spend a winter on the Antarctic continent, they erected the first buildings, took the first ...

NZ On Air and RNZ Joint Innovation fund

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Pasifika, regional, and younger audiences range from the role of tikanga in the NZ medical system in Getting Better: The Journey Of A Māori Medical Student, to Seeking A Better Life In NZ - a Samoan language podcast series which explores the experiences of early Samoan settlers in Aotearoa. Diverse ...

D'Urville sails through 'French Pass'

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Dumont d’Urville, commander of the Astrolabe (Alexander Turnbull Library, B-052-010) In a feat of navigational daring – and after several attempts – the French explorer Jules Sébastien César Dumont d’Urville sailed the Astrolabe from Tasman Bay through the narrow ‘French Pass’ into Admiralty Bay ...

Lid lifted on unique WW1 stories

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More than 30,000 students across the country are set to uncover and explore the fascinating stories of New Zealand soldiers in a new initiative from the First World War Centenary Programme (WW100), says Prime Minister and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Jacinda Ardern. Prime Minister Jacinda ...

Literary Notes strike a chord at Old St Paul’s

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What happens when music and literature collide? The synergy between the two will be explored in a unique series of conversations and performances at Wellington’s Old St Paul’s from next month. Literary Notes – a creative partnership between two of Wellington most significant heritage features, ...

Tuia – Encounters 250 in the Classroom

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those exploring this theme. Further information Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand Te Ara, produced by the Ministry for Culture & Heritage, is the complete guide to New Zealand’s peoples, environment, history, culture and society. ‘Te ara’ in Māori means ‘the pathway’ and  Te Ara  offers many ...

Haka on board the Astrolabe, 1827

Haka on board the Astrolabe, 1827

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obtained before any re-use of this image. shipping painting haka tolaga bay jules dumont d'urville explorers ...

Smart Talk at the Auckland Museum: The Treaty of Waitangi

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are exploring fresh perspectives on the Treaty of Waitangi in a session recorded in March 2015. Listen to the 40 minute Radio New Zealand programme here. ...

Brunner on the Buller- roadside stories

Brunner on the Buller- roadside stories

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Archival audio: Today in History June 15. Brunner – The Greatest Explorer of All. Thomas Brunner (actor's voice): This is without exception the very worst country I have seen in New Zealand; not a bird to be heard or seen; and the few fish there are in the river will not bite during rain. Narrator: ...

European voyaging and discovery

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Abel Tasman’s ships near Three Kings Islands. Image: Alexander Turnbull Library. Ref: PUBL-0105-004 Portuguese and Spanish navigators sailed the Pacific Ocean in the 1500s, but there is no firm evidence that Europeans reached New Zealand before 1642.  In that year the Dutch explorer  Abel Tasman ...

J Force veterans gather for book launch

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Heritage senior oral historian Alison Parr. More than 12,000 New Zealand men and women served in the occupation of Japan. This book explores a little-known chapter of New Zealand’s post-war experience. It is based on revealing interviews with soldiers, airmen, nurses and members of the New Zealand Women’s ...

Fresh opportunities and stories in latest funding for local production sector

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connect with and be inspired by others in their situation.  Six young documentary makers will explore an issue relevant to them in Young And… a documentary strand for TVNZ OnDemand and Re. A joint RFP will be issued to find the best ideas and aspiring young documentary makers.  Hikoi: Long Shadow Of The ...

Murderers Bay, 1642

Murderers Bay, 1642

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Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image. exploration abel tasman golden bay european discovery ...

Opening Scott Base in 1957

Opening Scott Base in 1957

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Flag-raising ceremony at the opening of Scott Base on 20 January 1957. Appropriately, as the base was named after British explorer Robert Falcon Scott, the New Zealand flag was raised on a flagstaff that had been used by Scott at Hut Point in 1903. © Geoffrey Lee Martin, Antarctica NZ Pictorial ...

Introduction from the Chief Executive

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actively exploring the opportunities this gives our sector to reach ever wider audiences. New Zealand’s increasingly diverse population gives us the impetus to explore notions of identity and what it means to be a New Zealander. Together with iwi-Māori we are working to support the cultural aspirations of ...

First World War video series launched

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willing participants and conscientious objectors, to the destruction seen on the Western Front, to the longing for home and loved ones,” Ms Barry says. “In the lead up to Anzac Day, WW100 – the First World War Centenary Programme- is releasing five animated videos exploring personal stories from Ngā ...

Explore the viceregal railway carriage

Explore the viceregal railway carriage

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Explore this image in depth with the above tools- use green button to view full screen. Last century, Governors-General used luxuriously appointed, special rail carriages. These carriages were built in 1934 and 1939. In the North Island combination, Their Excellencies had their own state rooms and ...

Teaching the Vietnam War at school

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New Zealand and the Vietnam War Jump to: Using NZ and the Vietnam War in your programme Where it fits in the curriculum Factsheets and activity ideas This material has been developed to provide teachers and students with activities and teaching strategies to explore the experiences of New ...

Cricket in New Zealand- activities

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important part of the New Zealand way of life. This feature can provide students at various levels with a context to explore the following strands: Culture and heritage – by considering cultural practices and how they are developed and maintained, cultural interaction, and the development of national ...

Further information

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This web feature was written by Neill Atkinson and produced by the NZHistory.net.nz team. Links Explore Te Ara for content on the 1920s, including the History of immigration – Between the Wars Search the National Library’s PapersPast website for newspapers from the 1920s, especially the ...

Sketch of double-hulled waka

Sketch of double-hulled waka

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sailing rig used by the Polynesian voyagers who reached New Zealand in the 13th century. British Library Board. Ref: 23920 f.48 exploration transport pre-1840 contact ...

First among men

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Exploring Expedition, which explored the southern oceans between 1838 and 1842. The expedition, led by Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, notably provided the first evidence that Antarctica was a continent. Read more about Tuati Alexander von Tunzelmann – first landing on Antarctica First landing New Zealander ...

Hei akoranga māu||Learn

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documentary about Sir Hekenukumai Busby’s project to retrace Kupe’s course across the Pacific. Encounters – Pacific voyaging The NZHistory website explores the history of voyaging and discovery in Te Moananui (the Pacific). Tupapa.nz Award-winning website from iwi of Turanganui-a-Kiwa (Gisborne) about their ...

Abel Tasman stamp

Abel Tasman stamp

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figures in this painting are an unknown Dutch family, not Tasman and his family as was previously believed. Read a biography of Abel Tasman here. New Zealand Post abel tasman stamps explorers european discovery ...

Map showing Cook's voyages

Map showing Cook's voyages

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Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa must be obtained before any reuse of this image. james cook exploration maps european discovery ...

James Cook

James Cook

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MNZ-0360-1/2; F Photolithograph by Sir Nathaniel Dance Holland Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image james cook explorers european discovery ...

Project 8: Keeping memory and awareness alive

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High Street, Christchurch. CCC and Heritage New Zealand produced a document, Heritage Recovery – Guideline 6 – Reuse of Heritage Material, to provide guidance on this topic (as noted in Project 3). What will happen CCC, SDC, WDC and Ngāi Tahu will: explore how to acknowledge greater Christchurch’s ...

Visual artist Siliga Setoga awarded Creative New Zealand 2015 Samoa Artist-In-Residence

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Samoan artist Siliga Setoga will undertake a three-month artist residency exploring cultural identity at the National University of Samoa from August to October this year. Offered by Creative New Zealand in partnership with the University of Samoa, the residency gives Pasifika artists, resident in ...

Kia Kaha Christchurch: one year on

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images of the time, displayed in OurSpace hands-on Explore trolleys a risk-management workshop the NZMuseums blog – sharing earthquake experiences the NZMuseums eHive – celebrating Canterbury’s collections. Heartfelt – Level 2 ‘Lyttelton heart’ brooches are at the centre of this display. People around ...

Introduction from the Chief Executive

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excellence to move towards, in the face of big changes to our environment. Advances in technology are challenging traditional operating models, but we are actively exploring the opportunities this gives our sector to reach ever wider audiences. New Zealand’s increasingly diverse population gives us the ...

Sites of significance

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Map marking sites of shared Antarctic and NZ significance Numerous sites mark the shared history of Antarctica and New Zealand. They range from the places and facilities Antarctic explorers, and members of their expeditions, used while visiting New Zealand, such as quarantine islands, ports and ...

Race Relations Day- social studies activities

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you on a journey of discovery. One of the first parts of that journey involves introducing New Zealanders to one another and to the world. Explore the origins of New Zealanders- the voyages, the stories of settlement, and their rich and diverse heritage. NZhistory.net.nz: New Zealand's history ...

Timeline

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to New Zealand to determine the eastern tip of the land Tasman had sighted. The voyage confirms this is not the 'great southern continent'. 1772 Marc Joseph Marion du Fresne, a French explorer, arrives in the Bay of Islands after searching for the 'great southern continent'. About ...

Sound of Heimat at the Film Archive

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The documentary Sound of Heimat / Deutschland singt! (2012) follows charismatic kiwi saxophonist Hayden Chisholm on his journey across Germany, exploring the roots and living traditions of German folk music. Chisholm meets a range of fascinating and eccentric musicians, and shares in the varied ...

Dominion status

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Case study: Dominion status Related link on NZHistory.net.nz Dominion status On 26 September 1907 the colony of New Zealand ceased to exist. New Zealand became a dominion within the British Empire. This feature provides students with a context to explore  a significant event in New Zealand's ...

Online anthology explores Pukeahu/Mt Cook

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A collaboration between staff and students from colleges across Massey University’s Wellington campus has led to the launch of an online anthology exploring its location in the suburb of Mt Cook. Pukeahu is the name given by Ngāi Tara to the small hill in Wellington that rises between the Waitangi ...

Classroom activities- New Zealand disasters

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This page gives a broad outline of how the category on New Zealand disasters could be used by teachers and students of social studies and history. This category explores some of the natural disasters, shipwrecks, train crashes and other tragedies that have caused major loss of life and shocked New ...

Tangiwai disaster- classroom activities

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This page gives a broad outline of how the category on New Zealand disasters could be used by teachers and students of social studies and history. This category explores some of the natural disasters, shipwrecks, train crashes and other tragedies that have caused major loss of life and shocked New ...

Wahine disaster- classroom activities

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This page gives a broad outline of how the category on New Zealand disasters could be used by teachers and students of social studies and history. This category explores some of the natural disasters, shipwrecks, train crashes and other tragedies that have caused major loss of life and shocked New ...

Erebus disaster- classroom activities

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This page gives a broad outline of how the category on New Zealand disasters could be used by teachers and students of social studies and history. This category explores some of the natural disasters, shipwrecks, train crashes and other tragedies that have caused major loss of life and shocked New ...

Edward Eyre

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Edward Eyre Edward Eyre (1815–1901) arrived in Australia in 1832. He made a name for himself as a grazier and explorer, and became a magistrate. He showed some sympathy for the Australian Aborigines, and recommended that they be assimilated rather than annihilated. As a result he was noticed by ...

Antarctic Heritage Trust

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Antarctic Heritage Trust The Antarctic Heritage Trust is an independent charitable trust that was established in 1987 for the purpose of conserving the legacy of the Ross Sea region of Antarctica by the first Antarctic explorers – Norwegian Carsten Borchgrevinck and British explorers, Robert ...

New WWI Gallery to Open at Auckland War Memorial Museum

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students and visitors to explore pivotal WWI events through letters, photographs, and diaries in greater depth online, back in school or at home. Visitors can explore the question ‘Why Go?’ and use the ‘Letters from the Front Line’ interactive to understand the hopes and fears of people as they prepared to ...

Te Papa unveils plans for exciting new $11m nature zone

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activities, and to delve deeper using digital tools.” “We’re exploring so many great ideas to show the wonders of our environment – perhaps you could dance like an albatross, smell a kākāpō, or test your intelligence against a kea.” “Whatever ideas we choose, there’ll be something for people of all ages, and ...

Chinese film delegation visit to explore business opportunities

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week. Earlier this year, Pukeko Pictures announced an agreement with parties in China to explore developing a film based on the company’s internationally successful children’s television show The WotWots. As part of this initiative, the delegation will comprise the key financiers, distributors and ...

Highwic spinning and weaving a diamond celebration

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for 30 years, and is constantly exploring new weave structures and techniques to use in her work; and Lyn Walsh who has won a Complex Weavers award for her work.” Visitors will be able to explore Highwic with the added bonus of being able to enjoy these stunning examples of ‘artwork with fibre’. ...

Responding to tragedy- Classroom activities

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This page gives a broad outline of how the category on New Zealand disasters could be used by teachers and students of social studies and history. This category explores some of the natural disasters, shipwrecks, train crashes and other tragedies that have caused major loss of life and shocked New ...

NZ in the 19th century

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New Zealand in the 19th century provides a context within which to explore a range of key historical events and places of significance to New Zealand and New Zealanders. It is a key period in understanding contemporary New Zealand and provides a meaningful context for any study of colonialism and ...

Graduates return to run New Zealand School of Dance Tū Move Programme

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Over 8 years ago the New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) began their Tū Move  programme. The workshop encouraged young Māori and Pacific Island men (aged 14-18 yrs) to explore contemporary dance and provided access to tutors that would both mentor them with their dance expertise as well as provide ...

Kiwis’ flight across the Tasman wins awards

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year’s awards will explore the work of funeral directors on both sides of the Tasman, conservation covenants, and the Australian influence on lesbian and gay communities in New Zealand. Nearly $100,000 will be distributed through the awards to support and encourage oral history in New Zealand. This year ...

Education Programme

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they will make a memorial or create a ceremony to a time/place of their choice. Students will: Explore how we currently commemorate Critically examine the role of commemoration in New Zealand Consider alternative ways of remembering our past Creatively respond to these ideas (with a hands on activity ...

Panorama: Parliamentary Library corridor

Panorama: Parliamentary Library corridor

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to view. A grid will appear while this movie downloads (about 1-2 mins on a 56k dial-up connection). Once this disappears the movie has downloaded and, with the mouse pointer inside the image, click and drag to explore. interactive Parliament Buildings panorama libraries parliament buildings See ...

NZHPT launches new heritage tour of Northland

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fascinating commentary that will entertain and delight travellers as they explore Northland’s heritage gems. “We’re excited about our first NZHPT guided tour of Northland – and we can promise people that they will experience a fun adventure like no other,” says the NZHPT’s Northern Heritage Destinations ...

Proposed National Centre in Manukau moves forward

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project partners and communities to further explore how we can create a national hub for a thriving programme of lifelong learning, exhibitions, events, community outreach, research and scholarship to reach local, regional and national communities.” The Development Group includes community leaders, museum ...

Classroom ideas- New Zealand Music Month

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their own merits and that a quota system was the wrong way to go – New Zealand music would sell if it was good enough. The place of home-grown music in our society is another way of exploring what it is to be a New Zealander. What are the values and attitudes reflected in the type of music we make and ...

New programmes feature te ao Māori

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a new series on TV One that will explore different cultures. Kasey And Karena’s Diplomatic Mission takes the Masterchef winners from Maketu on a gastronomic journey to 10 of New Zealand’s overseas diplomatic posts. The programme promises a blend of cultures and cooking styles, and is a rare opportunity ...

SCAPE Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space February 2012

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practice; working collaboratively and independently to explore public art initiatives, interventions, and alternatives to the exhibition. Members of the SCAPE Team will also present their working models. A strong programme has been developed to present the critical aspects involved in realising public art ...

Classroom ideas- New Zealand cricket

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like England and Australia in particular have been important measurements of national self-worth. This feature is of great value to teachers and students working at various levels. Social studies Using the 2007 World Cup of cricket in the West Indies as a backdrop, schools could explore 'Time, ...

Project 1: Retaining heritage buildings and places

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agencies to work with property owners to help ensure that, where feasible: owners of heritage buildings are supported and encouraged to explore retention options, including mothballing where appropriate heritage buildings are not subject to ‘demolition by neglect’ damaged heritage buildings are assessed ...

Campbell Patterson receives Fulbright New Zealand-Wallace Arts Trust Award – ten-week artist residency in California

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California, United States. While on the residency next year, Patterson will explore and expand his art practice with film, performance and temporary sculpture and plans to investigate ideas surrounding housing insecurity and the discomfort resulting from not having a reliable home foundation. “I would like to ...

Māori and the vote

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Explore the fascinating history of the Māori electoral system, and see how it has evolved over almost 150 years to become a distinctive feature of New Zealand's political landscape. ...

Geological surveying in Antarctica

Geological surveying in Antarctica

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‘ongoing pursuit of scientific knowledge' was also a ‘driving force' behind the expedition and a number of geologists and surveyors were included in the New Zealand party to undertake geological surveys. Three field parties, supported by aircraft, explored 103,600 km² of uncharted Antarctic ...

‘Luck of the Draw’ project explores conscription

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a profound effect on individuals, their families and communities.” As part of the ‘ Luck of the Draw’ project the eight young artists explore what conscription means to them. “Historic film footage of the first conscription ballot in November 1916 was the catalyst for the creative works which explore this ...

Thomas Brunner

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Thomas Brunner The exploits of the stoic and determined Thomas Brunner in the north and west of the South Island between 1846 and 1848 were the greatest single piece of overland exploration in New Zealand’s European history. Brunner was born in Oxford in 1821. In 1841 his father signed him on as ...

First landing on Antarctica

First landing on Antarctica

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Sketch drawn of the first landing by the Norwegian explorer Carsten Borchgrevink (c.1895). In it he portrays himself as the first to set foot on the Antarctic mainland and he does not include Alexander von Tunzelmann at all. Alexander von Tunzelmann – first landing on Antarctica New Zealander ...

Pilot residency an opportunity for Māori to explore Hawaiian connections

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selected by Bishop Museum Library & Archives, and supported by Creative New Zealand to travel to Hawaiʻi to explore archives that show a continuous relationship between Hawaiʻi and Aotearoa. The residency will take place from 2-18 September 2019. Photo above: Duke Kahanamoku (left) wearing items from ...

Exciting archaeology excavation of an early Māori site

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that was first excavated in 1981.  Modern techniques of recording and dating will be used to further focus a chronology, nature and extent of early Polynesian settlement of Aotearoa.  This is also a site where early European explorers interacted with Māori.  All involved in the project believe this is ...

Scott exhibition wins international award

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Trust Executive Director Nigel Watson says the exhibition is a must-see for anyone who has an interest in Antarctic heritage and the explorers who dedicated their lives to exploration and research. “A full scale representation of the interior floor plan of Scott’s hut at Cape Evans is one of the draw ...

Sculptor awarded Creative New Zealand’s New York residency

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researching his project, ‘Generation 15’, exploring the impact of the tribes that once occupied the area. His work marks almost 400 years since Manhattan was ‘bought’ for $ US24 in 1626. One of New Zealand’s most accomplished sculptors, Brett Graham is highly regarded for his ability to turn complex ...

Queens of Country, Dolly Parton and Tami Neilson, star in latest issue of Glory Days

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about touring, collaboration and his signing to Reverend Beatman's cult record label, Voodoo Rhythm. Elsewhere in this issue, we proudly introduce our new home interiors section, explore the rise of the alt country scene and visit the uncanny cinematic valley of John Ford. Plus Suzanne Middleton ...

Dance Season features World Film Premiere

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films, including the world premiere of OneOne, the latest work from Dunedin's multidisciplinary visual arts powerhouse, Good Company Arts. Image credit: OneOne (2014) Good Company Arts OneOne is a fascinating exploration of cycle, form and space expressed through moving image, sound and ...

Edward Jerningham Wakefield

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father to Canada in 1838, and then with his uncle Colonel William Wakefield to New Zealand, where he arrived on the Tory in August 1839. As agent and explorer for the New Zealand Company, he was responsible for its land purchasing activities in Whanganui in 1840. In 1844, after being rebuked by Governor ...

Captain Scott's South Pole expedition

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city. It will be on display at NZ IceFest’s Hagley Park Ice Station from 14 September to 14 October. Dunedin Reed Gallery, Dunedin City Library- 'Next Stop Antarctica: Dunedin's Role in Polar Exploration'. On display are more than sixty items from five local institutions. Exhibits include ...

Anzac Day

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cancellation of one of the nation’s key commemorative events is an ideal opportunity to explore the significance and ongoing relevance of such days of remembrance. NZHistory has a wealth of information on the Gallipoli campaign, Anzac Day and the wider experience of New Zealand and the First World War. A range ...

Te Papa- Pūmuka's Flag videos

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View the following two clips from Te Papa about their work in caring for Pūmuka's Flag. Explore the darning and patches added to Chief Pūmuka’s Flag over many generations since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. The more than 180-year-old Pūmuka Flag has been delicately prepared to show ...

Fourth Building Gallipoli video reveals miniatures, models and dioramas for exhibition

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hand skill model-making,” exhibition Creative Director Sir Richard Taylor says. “This is a highly visual experience, it’s got to be. You’ve got the artefact, you’ve got film, you’ve got picture, but that’s simply an introduction to a story and you’ve got an ability then to explore all these different ...

New Exhibition Home Front Opening 26 FEB 2016

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Focusing on life ‘at home’ during the First World War, the Home Front exhibition will explore how events half a world away shaped lives at home. This is the third in a series of WWI Centenary commemorative exhibitions. The experience of loss was almost universal for those who remained in New ...

Further information

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(Dictionary of New Zealand Biography) Jean Baptiste Francois Pompallier biography (Dictionary of New Zealand Biography) Northland – First Maori–European encounters (Te Ara) French explorers and missionaries (Te Ara) Books James Belich, Making peoples, Penguin, Auckland, 1996 Bronwyn Dalley and Gavin McLean ...

Parliament's culture and traditions

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Parliament in words and pictures Parliament has a rich history and its own colourful culture and traditions, which reflect both the legacy of the British Westminster system and the evolution of a distinctive New Zealand institution over 150 years. Explore Parliament in words and pictures ...

Further information

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Railway – Dunedin-based tourist train, operating from the historic railway station Kiwirail Scenic – New Zealand’s inter-region rail passenger company, operating the Northern Explorer, TranzAlpine and Coastal Pacific services All Aboard! The Ernie Webber Railway Collection (an online exhibition from the ...

Royal Air Force recruiting poster, 1918

Royal Air Force recruiting poster, 1918

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Royal Air Force (RAF) recruiting poster, 1918. As the importance of air power increased and the air services of all the major combatants expanded, a total of over 800 New Zealanders seized opportunities to explore the new, exciting and dangerous frontier of wartime aviation. New Zealand had no ...

Government's Role in the Cultural Sector: a survey of the issues (1998)

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identifying the key policy issues worthy of further exploration.  You will find a copy of the report in the file download section below (published as a pdf copy). Government's role in the cultural sector report pdf Arts, culture & music ...

Olympics classroom ideas

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The Beijing Olympic Games in August 2008 will mark a century of New Zealand participation at the modern Olympics. The Games offer teachers and students an opportunity not only to explore the Olympics in general but to examine their place in New Zealand's history. The Olympic Games have been ...

$2m for projects shining light on women for Suffrage 125

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Special, 1 x 44 mins, MediaWorks TV for Three, up to $268,678 Sketches, interviews and stand-up comedy shedding a hilarious light on feminist issues and achievements.   Factual content Secret Life Of Girls, 2 x 44 mins, Screentime New Zealand for TVNZ 1, up to $269,717 A hidden camera experiment exploring ...

Classroom ideas- Passchendaele

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during the two world wars or, perhaps, a building or trophy named after an ex-pupil who was killed. In schools where social studies is used to explore themes such as the development of national identity, the place of war (and its associated themes of suffering and sacrifice) can be used to explore how ...

Home Fires Burning- Papakura Art Gallery

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Bell, painter John Gillies, model maker Dennis Griffin, and amateur slide photographers Terry Hughes, Kevin Burnell, Mike Harvey, and Lox Kellas. Showcasing the creative work of returned servicemen during and after the war, Home Fires Burning explored the potential for veterans' art to extend and ...

Whakaoho Wairua

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materials, ancient techniques, symbolism and design to create art works for today’s eyes. This brings the tukutuku (lattice-work), kowhaiwhai (painting) and whakairo (carving) out  of the wharenui or meeting house, and explores the customary cloak made of flax fibre to become a garment that may be considered ...

Tangiwai book cover

Tangiwai book cover

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The Tangiwai disaster has been explored in several books, including Geoff Conly and Graham Stewart’s Tragedy on the track. Its cover featured this dramatic painting by the Australian artist Phil Belbin, which originally appeared on a Reader’s Digest cover. The image is probably inaccurate: ...

Bush road photograph by James Bragge

Bush road photograph by James Bragge

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James Bragge, Five Mile Ave, 40 Mile Bush, c. 1875. In the late 19th century photography was being used to document the topography of newly explored lands, most notably the western United States. Wellington photographer James Bragge was one of those doing similar work here. This image of Five Mile ...

Marion du Fresne

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exploration to the Pacific sponsored by the French authorities. En route to his destination Marion du Fresne searched for the fabled southern continent in the south Indian Ocean. Eventually landfall was made in Tasmania, and after several days there he set sail for New Zealand. Marion du Fresne sighted Mount ...

RNZB choreographer nominated for Olivier Award

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Milagros for the RNZB in 2003.” says Francesco Ventriglia, Artistic Director of the RNZB. The Anatomy of A Passing Cloud is Javier De Frutos’ take on Pasifika, an exploration of a culture that he loves and wishes to celebrate. Viewed through the lens of an outsider who is himself an immigrant in London, it ...

Bill ensures ongoing success for RNZ

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Charter must be reviewed by Parliament. This remains at five-yearly intervals, but only takes place five years after any review has been completed and any changes made. “RNZ now has some room to explore opportunities for strategic partnerships and audience-building through content, without losing any ...

Tohu Whenua Northland

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and the Department of Conservation's websites. Ruapekapeka Pā – The final battle Explore Ruapekapeka Pā, the site of the final battle of the New Zealand Wars in the North. Pompallier Mission and Printery – The power of print Pompallier Mission is New Zealand’s oldest industrial building and only ...

Report outlines ways to grow philanthropic giving

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"The report recommends ways to get both the cultural and private sectors to step up which the government will now respond to." "My brief to the taskforce was to explore whether there is, over the next five to ten years, new opportunities to encourage private investment in the arts in New ...

New Zealand and the United Nations- social studies activities

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This page gives a broad outline of how The feature New Zealand and the United Nations and in particular the material on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights could be used by teachers and students of social studies and history. Some other useful links for you to explore include: the United ...

Remembering the New Zealand Wars

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explain their causes. These wars remain the ‘elephant in the room’ for many exploring our history. They were quite localised conflicts, which might explain why they are not acknowledged by a single national monument. But it would be worth exploring some of the other reasons for why this might be the case. ...

Fashion activists, rule-breaking jewellery, and a kaleidoscope of colour

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Sister, 1997, New Zealand. Te Papa Also opening will be abstract art exhibition, Kaleidoscope: Abstract Aotearoa, an exploration of colour, shape and pattern in the Pacific, with a must-see immersive new artwork by Auckland-based contemporary artist Tiffany Singh. Robyn Kahukiwa, Ko Wai Au? (Who Am I?), ...

Pacific voyaging and discovery

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Modern replicas of ocean voyaging canoes from the Pacific. Gisborne, 2000 (© New Zealand Herald) Te Moana-nui-ā-Kiwa, the Pacific Ocean, was one of the last areas of the earth to be explored and settled by human beings. It was only around 3000 years ago that people began heading eastwards from New ...

Joseph Kinsey

Joseph Kinsey

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Photograph of Joseph Kinsey, date unknown. Joseph Kinsey and Antarctic explorers Joseph Kinsey was born in Kent, England, in 1852 and moved to New Zealand with his wife, Sarah Ann, in 1880. He founded the shipping firm Kinsey and Co. and through this became involved in aspects of Scott and ...

Bravo Island settlement, 1879

Bravo Island settlement, 1879

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water. The details listed are taken from John Hall-Jones Stewart Island explored. Alexander Turnbull Library Reference: C-126-010 Artist: Christopher Aubrey Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of ...

Map showing movements of the Burgess gang

Map showing movements of the Burgess gang

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travelled on to Hokitika via the Rakaia Gorge and the Arahura Valley. Over the next few months the gang committed a series of crimes on the West Coast, including the murder of George Dobson, who had helped explore suitable routes from Canterbury to the West Coast – Arthur's Pass is named after his ...

Scott memorial plaque, Warkworth

Scott memorial plaque, Warkworth

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A memorial to the Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his comrades was unveiled at the Warkworth School in Percy Street on 17 December 1914. This was a rectangular marble tablet inscribed as follows: “This tablet / was erected by the residents of / Warkworth / in memory of / Capt. ...

Te hekenga o ngā waka||Tuia 250 Voyage

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Explore the Fa’afaite in 3D. Vessel name Fa’afaite  – from the Tahiti Voyaging Society – travelling from Pape’ete, Tahiti return Gross tonnage 14 tons Full dimensions Length: 22m   Beam: 6.5m  Draft: 2.10m Year built 2009 (TBC) Flag Cook Islands Certifying authority / class Novelship / Recreational vessel ...

Passages: Reading around the Transit 13/6/12

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Join us for this special event. A panel discussion with readings. German and New Zealand poets respond to the Transit of Venus 2012 celebrations at Tolaga Bay, exploring the process of writing about this extraordinary astronomical phenomenon. Co-organised by the Goethe Institut, New Zealand, with ...

Call out for WWI commemorations digital art project

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interactive installation exploring this question with a specific focus on the role of distance and participation. More details at http://colab.aut.ac.nz/ dal / wp-content /uploads/2013/05/ CO10Presentation. ...

British and Irish immigration 1840-1914

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ships? This feature explores the origins of  Pākehā  – and in part New Zealand – identity, by looking at who actually migrated to New Zealand in the seven decades prior to the First World War. For a more detailed chronological analysis of British and Irish immigration to New Zealand, including over 30 ...

The House of Representatives

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Throughout this time the country's Parliament has made laws, scrutinised the government and represented New Zealanders. Few countries in the world can boast such a long and uninterrupted history of democracy. Here we explore the story of Parliament by focussing on the institution itself, its place in ...

Film: Queen's visit to Waitomo Caves and Karapiro, 1954

Film: Queen's visit to Waitomo Caves and Karapiro, 1954

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alone the Queen is now to discover for herself as she explores Waitomo. We follow her as she reaches its famous limestone caves- a strange ageless world draped in a delicate tracery of stalactites, perhaps the finest spectacle of her entire Commonwealth tour. The Karapiro Dam is an example of state ...

Memorial to Cook in Gisborne

Memorial to Cook in Gisborne

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view. This site is recognised as the landing place of the Horouta and Te Ikaroa-a-Rauru waka, which brought Maori to Aotearoa several centuries before European explorers arrived. When Cook landed on 8 October 1769 the district was occupied by the Rongowhakaata, Ngāi Tahupō (Ngāi Tāmanuhiri), Te ...

Kohatu by Selwyn Muru

Kohatu by Selwyn Muru

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creative avenues leading from traditional Maori art are still open for the artist to explore.’ Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Reference: 1965-0020-1 Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any reuse of this image. painting selwyn muru art art history maori ...

New Zealand celebrates 15 years of Middle-earth

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To celebrate 15 years as the real Middle-earth, Tourism New Zealand has launched a new way to explore the country like a Hobbit, Elf, Dwarf or Wizard. Imagine if you could travel as a Hobbit through the real Middle-earth? Or an Elf? A Dwarf? A Wizard? What journey would you take through New ...

Three authors selected for 2012 residencies

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She plans to write a play about making rewena, exploring the idea of hospitality, of Maori and Pakeha “breaking bread” and how breadmaking is a part of colonial history that has been embraced by Maoridom. Whiti’s first novel, The Graphologist’s Apprentice, was shortlised for the Commonwealth Writers ...

Charles Heaphy

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Charles Heaphy The multi-faceted Charles Heaphy made quite an impact on colonial New Zealand as an artist, explorer, soldier and colonial administrator. He was the first colonial soldier to win the Victoria Cross. Born in London, Heaphy was the son of a professional painter and inherited some of ...

Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) Re-opens with ‘Precarious Balance’

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itself. It also explores a global question of imbalances in society, and how contemporary artists are addressing social and political issues to consider a counter perspective in precarious times.” The exhibition explores balancing, the precarious placement of objects, and the use of architecture- the ...

Remembering the dead

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location. Use this register to help explore how communities memorialised those who served and died. Some of the activities that follow can be used to introduce your class to this concept or to explore its impact on the school or wider community. They might be posed as questions you could use to brainstorm ...

Helen Shaw

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1957. An intellectual and spiritual crisis in the mid-1950s led her to develop a strong interest in mysticism and spiritual philosophy. Her life and thinking was deeply influenced by her relentless spiritual explorations. She increasingly shunned modern technology, never owning a car, television set or ...

School Resources

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schools to explore the experiences and consequences of New Zealanders at war. The story of the Māori Battalion provides a rich context with which to explore a number of important principles and ideas associated with the New Zealand curriculum in established school subjects such as social studies and ...

Image Gallery

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Explore earlier Pukeahu National War Memorial Park pictures by browsing Manatū Taonga’s photostream on Flickr. We're also on Instagram. Honour Guard vigil at the Dawn Service on Anzac Day 2016. Credit: New Zealand Defence Force Anzac Day- 25 April 2016 Mr Jim France, representing the veterans ...

Wild Creations 2012 residency winners

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environment. Sound and radio artist Sally Ann McIntyre is going to Kapiti Island to explore and pay homage to the unique sound-print of the island, specifically the sounds of New Zealand native birds, and to communicate it in a variety of ways. DOC and Creative New Zealand would also like to thank all other ...

State housing in New Zealand

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the state housing schemes in achieving their objectives? Explore the history of the first 1930s state house, the role of the state in housing over the century, and how state house communities have shaped the experiences of thousands of New Zealand families. Learn about the difficulties many state ...

Assisted immigration to New Zealand 1947-1975

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numbers came from the Netherlands and some other European countries. Non-British immigrants in particular introduced new customs, foods, ideas and practices, and together with later arrivals helped shape modern New Zealand society. Explore the history of this important immigration scheme, and hear the ...

VE Day crowds at Parliament

VE Day crowds at Parliament

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Crowds at the official VE Day celebrations, Parliament Buildings, Wellington, 1945 John Pascoe was an everyman: law clerk, an adventurer and explorer, government photographer, chief archivist and family man (as evidenced by the recent exhibition of intimate and beautiful family photographs by ...

Scott Base opens in Antarctica

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crowd, which included Sir Edmund Hillary, Admiral George J. Dufek, and other officers from McMurdo Station, the nearby American logistical support base. Appropriately, as the base was named after the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott, the New Zealand flag was then raised on a flagstaff used by Scott ...

Television in New Zealand

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obscure. Finally, we explore the way television advertising and news coverage has helped shape modern elections, and how our own history has been showcased on the small screen. ...

A snapshot in time-disasters

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Use the topics in the Disasters category of NZHistory.net.nz  for the following activity ideas.  Taking a moment in time – ‘My favourite year’ or a decade study – can be an effective and popular way of exploring broad themes in social studies and history. These snapshots in time help put other ...

Exploring Digital Convergence: issues for policy and legislation (August 2015)

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paper highlights the government’s cross departmental convergence work programme which aims to create a level playing field for content and information, regardless of what type of technology delivers it. Read the Exploring digital convergence: issues for policy and legislation paper here. Submissions on the ...

Cultural philanthropy

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the level of private philanthropy in Aotearoa New Zealand. This was the intention behind the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Christopher Finlayson’s establishment in 2009 of the Cultural Philanthropy Taskforce. His brief to the Taskforce was succinct: I am keen for the Taskforce to explore ...

Big artillery moves into museum

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before the next piece could be lifted. Image of a tank being lifted into the Dominion Museum is courtesy of Nick Setteducato. The items are among the first to be placed in the museum and work is continuing to build the exhibition around them. When it opens, visitors will explore the war in chronological ...

Ngā Tapuwae Western Front Trails released

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trails in France, Belgium and the United Kingdom. The five trails in Belgium focus on the battlefields at Passchendaele and Messines, the four in France explore the famous tunnels at Arras and the Somme battlefields, while the trail in the UK will take visitors around former New Zealand hospitals and ...

Chief Censor publishes research about sexual violence in media

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first part of a research and consultation project exploring the effects – particularly on young people – of viewing sexual violence in entertainment media. The project also explores the impact on the wider community, and builds on international research showing that repeated exposure to violent ...

Celebrate the spirit of the black jersey at Te Papa

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New Zealand’s unparalleled legacy of success on the rugby field is being explored in a new exhibition at Te Papa opening on June 2. Rugby Legends: The Spirit of the Black Jersey tells the stories of Kiwi rugby greats in an exhibition that includes rugby jerseys worn by players from some of New ...

Media advisory for Anzac Day

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Explore the history of New Zealanders at war through the NZHistory.net.nz website. Produced by historians at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, this site is the most authoritative and accurate online source of information about this country’s war history and ANZAC Day especially. Anzac Day ...

Waitangi Day marks beginning of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

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ascension to the throne on 6 February 1952 – Waitangi Day in New Zealand – the Ministry’s sites have launched new entries exploring the relationship between Queen and this country over the last 60 years.   For most New Zealanders, Elizabeth II is the only sovereign we have known. She came to the throne in ...

New Zealand curators invited to build art links with Asia

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Biennale. Participants will build professional networks and explore possible future collaborations and artist exchanges. Foundation Director of Culture Jennifer King says this is the fifth year of the Curator Tour programme, which has given curators something of a crash course in contemporary art in North ...

Interdisciplinary artist Shigeyuki Kihara awarded 2014 Samoa Artist-In-Residence

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political and cultural issues. Often referencing history, her work explores the varying relationships between gender, race, culture and politics. During her residency at the National University of Samoa Kihara will engage with the students and the local arts community by: · presenting a series of lectures ...

Mia Faiumu

Mia Faiumu

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2013. Students meet weekly to explore issues of concern. Past meetings have discussed sexual harassment, ‘slut-shaming’, physical self-loathing, eating disorders, misrepresentation by the media, and access to contraception and abortion services. The group regularly created zines, handmade self-published ...

$700,000 Funding Boost For Creatives In Lockdown Brings Fresh Content To NZ Audiences

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dramedy based on a self-isolating tech-savvy loner, and a webseries focused on five breakthrough music artists exploring new ways to find their audiences. Full details are below.   The Rapid Response RFP is just one way NZ On Air is responding to the current lockdown restrictions, which are having a major ...

Haast begins West Coast expedition

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earlier expedition, Haast had discovered the extent of the Grey River coalfields and found traces of gold in several rivers. Haast was one of a number of European scientists who surveyed and explored New Zealand’s landscape during the 19th century. Between the late 1830s and the 1870s, Ernst Dieffenbach, ...

Marion du Fresne arrives in Bay of Islands

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savages’ was to have unfortunate consequences. The crews of the Mascarin and Marquis de Castries spent five weeks exploring the Bay and repairing their ships. Their many interactions with Māori gave them ample opportunity to unwittingly give offence. They violated tapu by fishing in a bay where bones were ...

Gallipoli: The scale of our war exhibition is coming!

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conditions that the soldiers faced, and exploring inside a scale-model of the Maheno – a luxury liner converted into a hospital ship to evacuate the sick and wounded. Leading up to the big reveal on the 18 April, Weta Workshop and Te Papa will be releasing a series of ‘making of’ videos to take you behind ...

Historic Oamaru

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unique town whose harbour provided a transport link with Britain for many years: for pioneers, goldminers, and the burgeoning wool, grain, and frozen meat trade. Related links Tourism Waitaki- Explore Oamaru Victorian Oamaru NZHistory- Oamaru Otago Daily Times- Victorian precinct recognised as national ...

Essay writing- 1940 Centennial

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Use the feature The 1940 Centennial and your own knowledge and ideas to help you write the following essay which explores this event as one of significance to New Zealanders. In history, there have been various ways that an individual or group identity has been formed or has developed. Such ...

Letter to the editor- social studies activity

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letters could be read to the class and or published as part of a class letters to the editor page.  Alternatively, the same ideas could be explored in a class debate.  ...

Thomas Mackenzie

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dithered impotently until disillusioned Liberals voted with the Reform opposition to end 21 years of Liberal government. In his younger days, Mackenzie had been an explorer (the Mackenzie Pass is named after him) and he became an early conservationist. Mackenzie had been an independent parliamentarian off ...

Premiers and Prime Ministers

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country is still waiting for its first Māori PM. Read biographies of our premiers and prime ministers, discover more about the role's British heritage and political origins, and explore fascinating prime ministerial facts and trivia. ...

Wellington Harbour by Charles Heaphy

Wellington Harbour by Charles Heaphy

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first settlers. All the early towns were on or near the coast. The land was drawn first from ships at sea, then gradually the inland areas were explored, named and appropriated. As in this work, much early colonial landscape art is celebratory of progress. Alexander Turnbull Library Reference: C-025-009 ...

Departure of Shackleton's Antarctic expedition from Lyttelton, 1908

Departure of Shackleton's Antarctic expedition from Lyttelton, 1908

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This silent footage shows explorer Ernest Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition, or Nimrod expedition, leaving from Lyttelton, the expedition's New Zealand base, on 1 January 1908. Includes footage of ponies and dogs which stayed on Quail Island prior to the expedition. The Nimrod ...

Govt launches Green Paper to explore digital convergence

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Communications and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today launched a Green Paper and work programme outlining the Government’s response to the challenges and opportunities of a converged world. The Exploring Digital Convergence Green Paper provides an overarching view of the cross-government ...

Prime ministerial trivia

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Explore quick facts and interesting trivia about New Zealand's premiers and prime ministers, and discover the towns, suburbs, mountains and other places that have been named in their honour. Total number of premiers and PMs:  40 Gender balance: 37 men, 3 women First female PM: Jenny Shipley ...

Magic of DreamWorks Animation lands at Te Papa

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Visitors to Te Papa can lose themselves in the extraordinary worlds of Po the Panda, Shrek the Ogre and Alex the Lion, when DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition opens on Saturday. Showcasing over twenty years of DreamWorks Animation, the exhibition explores the creative legacy of the studio and ...

Framework for the Education Programme at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

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Discuss controversial issues Balance emotional and critical responses Separate memory and history Use sites as opportunities to explore M ā ori history Use collective pronouns carefully Pukeahu National War Memorial Park is the perfect site for teachers and educators wishing to explore with their students ...

No shortage of new quality factual stories for media audiences

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explore why. The Negotiators is the dramatic story behind the Treaty of Waitangi settlements in which viewers meet the gutsy characters, from both iwi and Crown, that steered a path through a minefield of complex negotiations. House Of Champions will follow three Special Olympians on the path to glory; ...

Government committed to captioning

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Every New Zealander should have the best possible access to media content and this year Government commits to exploring options to increase captioning on New Zealand television and film. Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran says “captioning is a vital service for ...

Robert FitzRoy

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Robert FitzRoy Robert FitzRoy, who first visited New Zealand as commander of the  Beagle  in 1835, was Governor from 1843, succeeding the late William Hobson. He served until 1845, when he was recalled to Britain and replaced by George Grey. Robert FitzRo ...

NZSO celebrates Steve Reich birthday in exploration of American music

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The NZSO continues its exciting annual concert series Bold Worlds in this stimulating, exploration of American music. In celebration of Steve Reich’s 80th birthday on 3 October, we open the concert with this popular minimalist composer’s 1986 work Three Movements. Lauded by The Guardian music ...

First artists announced for SCAPE Season 2017

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photographs exploring the extraction, arrangement and circulation of diatoms and other microfossils for scientific study. Diatoms are comprised of tiny silica skeletons, remnants of algae from millions of years ago and are often found as fossils in diatomite deposits. Glass slides of diatoms were sold to ...

Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer

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and survive three famous expeditions to the Antarctic. Ireland’s Aidan Dooley brings to life Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer, with his dramatic and humorous solo performance. Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s adventures and courage in the face of impossible odds in this ...

Passchendaele

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defeat at Bellevue Spur, part of the battle for Passchendaele, Belgium. The Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s New Zealand History website has a comprehensive feature on the Passchendaele offensive. It explores life in the mud-filled trenches and the impact of war at home, including the story of one ...

Continuing the legacy of Colin McCahon at Te Papa

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Spirit – and reflect McCahon’s intense interest in Catholic symbolism during the late 1960s. The koru-like forms show McCahon’s growing engagement with the Maori world during the period. This cross-cultural exploration links to works by a number of other New Zealand artists working at the time, including ...

Television co-production agreement with China progresses

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will build on our strong relationship and allow greater access for New Zealand companies wanting to explore opportunities in China’s television production industry. “Once concluded, this agreement will be the first television co-production agreement that China has signed with any country. It will ...

Still life: self-portrait by Frances Hodgkins

Still life: self-portrait by Frances Hodgkins

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began to explore new approaches in her use of iconography, colour, composition and style. Of particular note are her still life paintings from this period. The spatial ambiguity arising from the placement of objects results in semi-abstracted works characterised by sharp, floating forms that are held ...

Leapaway girl by Ian Scott

Leapaway girl by Ian Scott

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derived in part from his own surroundings and present-day reality. But this world is undermined by its obvious artificiality. By 1976 he was exploring geometric abstraction with his Lattice series, and works like these dominated his output over the following decade. In the 1990s his New Zealand paintings ...

Edith Searle Grossmann

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dismissed from his professorship in 1932. Edith published four novels between 1890 and 1910 which explored the struggle for the vote and for equal rights for women within marriage. She also wrote as a free-lance journalist for British and New Zealand newspapers and journals. A  biography of Edith Searle ...

Vanisa Dhiru

Vanisa Dhiru

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a strong advocate for women’s rights, encouraging women to take on leadership roles. Her focus on human rights has involved working for Volunteering New Zealand and Fairtrade New Zealand, and she also helped set up a leadership programme for schoolgirls, ‘Discover’. Explore  more stories about women's ...

New Zealand School of Dance Choreographic Season 2015

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results, both creativity and exploration, into the choreography." The highly physical choreography is influenced and inspired by the architecture and size of the space. Third year contemporary dance student Laura Beanland-Stephens reflected on this, “The space is a piece of art in itself, it has its ...

NZ Festival announces distinguished Writers Week line-up to mark 30th anniversary

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will explore the YA genre in conversation with Ted Dawe and Mandy Hager. Sessions including the multi genre artist Mariko Tamaki will also be a highlight of the festival. Closer to home, the distinguished New Zealand line-up includes Man Booker longlisted author of The Chimes, Anna Smaill, theologian ...

Recipients of 125 Years of Women’s Suffrage arts fund

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Gillam - $7,941 towards a publication exploring the heritage practice of pelting kiwi, kaitiakitanga, and the role of Māori women in birdlife conservation efforts. Julia Holden - $17,455 to create a series of experimental visual portraits exploring the intersections between women’s roles and the legacy of ...

Pompallier Mission welcomes new manager

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his passion for heritage into action by working to help revitalise Oamaru’s historic precinct, developing both a live history show and a dramatic walking tour of the old town – and sees rich potential in Russell. “I’m keen to explore the opportunity to develop new markets and new packages with local ...

Tuia 250: Powhiri and potatoes play pivotal parts in birth of relationship

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Trust to commemorate the first meeting between Ngāti Hei and Europeans, and explore the events that occured during the interactions that followed. Events taking place this Friday: From 9am- Flotilla vessels moor on beach and in bay (public viewing available from north end of beach and Simpson’s ...

Favourite kids shows renewed to keep tamariki entertained and engaged

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in which animation and live action combine as the titular characters ‘go micro’ to explore different parts of the human body and explain how they work. Series three will see the addition of basic elements of first aid instructions. Science comes alive in ‘Nanogirl’ Dr Michelle Dickinson’s Kitchen ...

Māori explore the world

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Te Pahi in 1827 (Alexander Turnbull Library, A-092-007) In keeping with their own seafaring traditions, a number of Māori were keen to explore the world in the wake of European contact in the closing decades of the 18th century. In 1777 two Māori boys, Te Weherua and Koa from Queen Charlotte Sound ...

SCAPE Public Art to exhibit in Christ's College Quadrangle as part of Prescence

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“ Presence is an exciting selection that places art at the heart of our city, sparking the imagination of visitors. Exploring public art is an important way for young people to engage with their city in a positive way which makes a school setting very fitting.” The artists and exhibits on the Christ’s ...

SCAPE Public Art announces Three Further Artists & Locations as Part of Presence

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their endeavor to encourage locals and visitors alike to explore the city" The Presence works may all be viewed on the one hour free guided tours that depart from the Arts Centre every day during the season. The SCAPE Public Art guided and self-guided walkways provide exploratory trails around the ...

Kidnapped Ngāti Kahu chief Ranginui dies on French ship

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Drawing of Ranginui (Journal of the Polynesian Society, University of Auckland) Ranginui was a Ngāti Kahu chief from Doubtless Bay who was kidnapped by the French explorer Jean François Marie de Surville. De Surville’s ship, the St Jean Baptiste, had arrived off the west coast of northern New ...

Pukeahu History

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– a sacred place to perform rituals. We know the name Pukeahu was given to this hill by the Ngāi Tara iwi (tribe). However, there is no record of why they gave it that name. Why Mount Cook? With the arrival of European settlers, Pukeahu was renamed Mount Cook, after British explorer Captain James Cook, who ...

Te Papa helping children get creative this Matariki

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and activities that everyone with children can use to help explore the ideas and themes of this year’s Matariki,” says Te Papa’s Early Childhood Educator Rebecca Browne. “From Kohanga Reo and Kindys, Cubs and Brownies groups, there are ideas everyone can use to help develop their own engaging Matariki ...

Minister congratulates Ockham NZ Book Awards winners

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winning entries explore the diverse strands that combine to define us as New Zealanders.” Ms Barry presented the four categories of Best First Book awards at tonight’s ceremony in Auckland. “Congratulations to the winners, the short-list, the long-list, and I thank you for all you do to enrich our lives ...

Totara Estate

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development of agriculture in New Zealand and shed light on farm life in the 1880s.  Visitors can explore the men’s quarters, cookhouse, stables, forge and granary and hear stories of the hard-working farm hands and swaggers. In the slaughterhouse visitors can eavesdrop on the slaughter men as they finish ...

Pacific Dance NZ announces the choreographers in the Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab 2018

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opportunity to envisage their new works and progress these through practical exploration and dancing out their ideas. Along the way, artistic support and guidance is provided by the senior dance mentors, allowing the dance artists to expand their ideas, skillsets and professionalism in dance.   The public is ...

Join us for our next Public History talk featuring Dame Fiona Kidman

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well, he was found guilty of murder after an altercation in an Auckland cafe, two years later. He was hanged in December 1955. In writing the novel This Mortal Boy, Fiona Kidman explores the story behind the headlines and asks whether Black might have been found guilty of manslaughter rather than ...

Hundreds attend Canterbury Museum opening

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More than 900 people visited Canterbury Museum yesterday. On Monday 2 July, for the first time since its closure on 16 April, the Museum opened its doors to families of all ages eager to explore the Museum’s galleries and highly acclaimed exhibition Canterbury Quakes. Museum Director Anthony ...

Ian McGibbon heads to Gallipoli for fourth survey session

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further explore the area below Quinn’s Post, especially the Malone Terraces, which were created by Wellington Battalion commander Lieutenant-Colonel William Malone’.   So far the survey, over three field sessions, has traced nearly 8,000 metres of Turkish and Anzac trenches and located and recorded about ...

Foss to progress TV talks in China

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agreement under negotiation. “I look forward to meeting with my Chinese counterparts and exploring the opportunities available to both NZ and China in the television co-production space. “Many innovative Kiwi businesses are already making their mark in China. I am aware of a number of exciting ...

Invitation to a Public History Talk at the Ministry Wednesday 7 May at lunch time

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Kevin Biggar and Jamie Fitzgerald as they recreated extreme journeys of pioneer New Zealand explorers. From Whitcombe and Lauper's first crossing of the Southern Alps to Kelly Tarlton's diving of the Elignamite wreck, Kevin and Jamie didn't just take the same routes, they also wore the ...

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman appointed to Te Papa board

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Academies of Science (USA), and the Academy of Medical Sciences of Great Britain. Te Papa was established under the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Act 1992. Its purpose is to provide a forum in which to present, explore, and preserve the heritage of New Zealand’s cultures and knowledge of the ...

Path to Nationhood history app launched

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Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has today launched a free app to help people explore New Zealand’s early history. The Heritage Trails ‘Path to Nationhood’ app has been developed by Heritage New Zealand and includes six tours of historic Northland. It is free to download on ...

Samuel Marsden's first service

Samuel Marsden's first service

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Christmas service or, indeed, the first preaching of the gospel in New Zealand? On Christmas Day 1769 the French explorer Jean François Marie de Surville and his crew were in Doubtless Bay in the Far North. On board the Saint Jean Baptiste was a Dominican priest, Paul-Antoine de Villefeix. While no records ...

Takaka night and day by Colin McCahon

Takaka night and day by Colin McCahon

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not replicate the scene as he saw it. There is a Biblical allusion to the passing of night into day, darkness into light. This painting illustrates two issues that remained central to McCahon’s work throughout his career: his personal exploration of spirituality and religious faith, and his depiction ...

Naval attack at Rangiriri

Naval attack at Rangiriri

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capital, Ngāruawāhia. Charles Heaphy, who drew this sketch, made quite an impact on colonial New Zealand. Artist, explorer, soldier and colonial administrator, he was the first colonial soldier to win the Victoria Cross, for his bravery at Waiari, near Te Awamutu, in February 1864. Alexander Turnbull ...

Auckland War Memorial Museum Creates Lasting Legacy with WW100 Community Programme

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He Toa Taumata Rau Online Cenotaph is a digital gathering point for the personal and official memory of those who served for Aotearoa New Zealand. Auckland War Memorial Museum is proud to explore and collect the stories of the database with He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph, a programme which will ...

Last chance to see Ngāti Toa Rangatira taonga

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Wellingtonians and visitors to the capital have just a few more weeks to explore the taonga of Ngāti Toa Rangatira through Te Papa’s Whiti Te Rā! The story of Ngāti Toa Rangatira Exhibition, which closes to the public on March 17. The exhibition explores the history of Ngāti Toa Rangatira iwi as ...

New NZ On Air funded documentaries

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to rebuild the earthquake shattered roads in and out of the coastal town. Renee’s Brain is an emotional and inspiring documentary for Prime in which a young woman seeks medical release from Tourette’s syndrome, while a prime time documentary on Three will explore the impact of addiction. Other topics ...

Three NZ shorts selected for Berlin

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27feature length films from 32 countries. Taika Waititi, who received the Grand Prix last year for Boy, has been invited to participate on the Generation International Jury to present awards valued at 10,000 Euros. “ Many of these films explore the inner perspectives of adolescents.  In the outside world ...

Trail marks Auckland’s wartime contribution

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One in ten Kiwis served overseas and almost every family knew loss – that was a huge sacrifice for such a young nation. “I urge everyone to take an interest in the trail sites in their local community, explore their family connections with the First World War period and join with us to remember the ...

Powerful photographs of Sāmoan tattooing on show at Te Papa

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gives Sāmoans a rich resource to pin their sense of cultural identity to. Tatau: Sāmoan Tattooing and Photography highlights how four photographers have used tatau as a medium to explore themes such as place, identity and colonial history.” Renowned photographer Mark Adams has documented Sāmoan ...

NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho combine to bring Māori language programmes to prime time

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and tribulations of six Māori marriage celebrants. Each episode will feature two celebrants who share their insights into the challenging, varied and humorous weddings they officiate. One-off documentary The Māori in Me will explore the lives of three successful internationally based rangatahi (youth) ...

Classroom ideas- Taming the frontier?

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pre-1840 period. This category examines the European exploration of New Zealand, contact between Maori and those who sought to profit from involvement with New Zealand, and the humanitarian interest taken by the Christian missionaries. All of this set the context for the British decision to formally enter ...

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resources such as 28MaoriBattalion.org.nz (and NZHistory) make it possible for schools to explore the experiences and consequences of New Zealanders at war. The story of the Māori Battalion provides a rich context with ...

New Gallipoli app launched

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Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed the release of a free smartphone and tablet app which offers a new way to explore the Gallipoli campaign. The Ngā Tapuwae Gallipoli app features compelling diary entries from the First World War, with clear facts, authentic and ...

Compelling New Documentary Series Matangireia

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A compelling new RNZ / NZ On Air video and podcast series exploring the political legacies of six former Māori MPs has been launched at Parliament by Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister for Māori Development. Matangireia is the latest project made possible through the RNZ / NZ On Air Joint Innovation ...

New Zealand to help conserve Norway’s Antarctic Heritage

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funding for the Antarctic Heritage Trust to help conserve Norwegian explorer Carsten Borchgrevink’s 1899 expedition base at Cape Adare, Antarctica. “Norway and New Zealand have a history of strong cooperation on Antarctic issues,” says Mr Key. “This four-year project is a chance to preserve an important ...

First New Zealand Project Selected for Prestigious Japanese Film Market

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financial partners. It is written by Mike Riddell and produced by Maile Daugherty, Peter McCully and Migiwa Ozawa. A director and cast are yet to be attached. “ Missu Peace is a story from our shared past that not only explores the bonds between Japanese and New Zealanders during the Second World War, but ...

Death of Colin McCahon

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study in the US in the 1950s, but was otherwise largely self-taught. A common thread throughout McCahon’s career was his exploration of Christian themes. His art, which he claimed was autobiographical, traces a personal spiritual journey. It reveals a slow transition from faith to doubt, with the final ...

Toi Whakaari Design tutor Emma Ransley exhibiting at Critical Costume 2015 (Finland)

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contemporary life and culture. Yet, the role of the costumed body and of how bodily practices are 'read' within and explored through these contexts remains a central question of 21st century artistic scholarship and practice. Costume is still a relatively new and emerging research area. However, the ...

Acclaimed Pacific poet Dr Karlo Mila awarded writing residency in Hawai‘i

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Pacific Writer’s Residency offers a mid-career or senior New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage the opportunity to work for three months on a creative writing project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history at the University of Hawai‘i. Dr Mila is a poet of Tongan, Pakeha and Samoan descent. Her ...

Widely diverse topics covered in documentaries

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around the islands of the Hauraki gulf meeting the locals, exploring landscapes, flora and fauna. In the modern version for TV ONE Maddock’s daughter, actress and writer, Elisabeth Easther finds out how much has changed in the intervening decades. For Māori Television, The King In The Ring, explores ...

Rodney Bell takes new dance works to Asia Pacific

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at Singapore’s True Colours Festival, held from 23 to 25 March. The UNESCO-supported festival celebrates artists with disabilities from the Asia Pacific region. The word “harihari” in te reo Māori means “to gather/pull people together through song and dance”. The dancers explore balance and “what it ...

Revamped Digital Library launched

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 People who have internet access can explore this heritage online – whether they’re interested in learning more about pā sites, kāinga, whaling stations, gold mining sites or a range of other places. This helps to deepen our collective understanding of these sites and therefore the value of this knowledge ...

Vital support for investigative journalism and documentaries

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increasing pressure but are vital to healthy democracy and an informed and connected society,” said NZ On Air Chief Executive Jane Wrightson. A prime time docudrama on TVNZ 1, Centrepoint will explore new information and interviews about what took place at the Albany cult over 22 years, and ask what happened ...

Classroom ideas- frontier of chaos?

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pre-1840 period. This category examines the European exploration of New Zealand, contact between Maori and those who sought to profit from involvement with New Zealand, and the humanitarian interest taken by the Christian missionaries. All of this set the context for the British decision to formally enter ...

Coco Solid

Coco Solid

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stated:  I just want a variety of stories to be told, I’m sick of getting the same old stories told to me over and over again. The same authoritative, white male perspective. Coco Solid explores and challenges gender stereotypes and sets feminist issues alongside cultural identity. Her Māori, Pacific and ...

Elsdon Best as a special constable

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I’m lucky enough to work there as an Educator, I’m able to explore this history in even greater detail. On a walk with local historian Peter Cooke, over the weekend, I got chatting with John Sullivan from the National Library of New Zealand about the well-known ethnographer Elsdon Best, and his role ...

Overview

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Māori at Dusky Sound The explorers Abel Tasman, James Cook and Marion du Fresne all met with violence in New Zealand. This convinced many Europeans that New Zealand was a dangerous place. From the 1790s, though, sealing and whaling gangs forged pragmatic commercial interactions with Māori. On ...

Sutherland Falls 'discovered'

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the far north of Scotland in the early 1840s, the footloose Sutherland served in several armies and merchant navies before fetching up in Milford Sound with his dog in 1877. Unsuccessful as a prospector and unfulfilled as an explorer, he improved his fortunes in 1890 by marrying Elizabeth Samuels, ...

First recorded European sighting of New Zealand

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Sketch of Cape Foulwind in 1642 (Alexander Turnbull Library (PUBL-0086-019) Towards noon the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman sighted ‘a large land, uplifted high’. His vessel was probably off Punakaiki, so this may have been the peaks of the Paparoa Range. Tasman sailed from Batavia (today’s Jakarta) ...

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wondered what made him go to war with a wife and three young children? I first became interested in him when exploring our whakaapa and his story struck a chord with me. No doubt life has been incredibly tough not having your Dad around and I think about you, Margaret and Peno, your children and all you ...

Plan Launched to Conserve Hillary’s Antarctic Hut

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of exploration and science in Antarctica. The event was hosted by Hon Maggie Barry, Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage and included surviving members of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and International Geophysical Year 1957-58 and members of Sir Edmund Hillary’s family. This conservation ...

From Pukeahu to Mount Cook

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National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image. With the arrival of European settlers, Pukeahu was renamed Mount Cook, after British explorer Captain James Cook. In the years since, a range of functions have shaped the hill’s form and ...

Areta Wilkinson, Whakapaipai- Jewellery as Pepeha

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Objectspace. Areta says her practice has developed into explorations of craft methodology forming out of collective Ngāi Tahu cultural values. Much of her current work involves collaborative processes from responding to narratives told and written, to working alongside and with other creative professionals. ...

The Someday Awards an inspiration

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Conservation and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated the young winners of the 9th annual The Outlook for Someday film challenge. “The Outlook for Someday is all about sustainability, celebrating New Zealand’s natural world and exploring the social and environmental ...

Poi E to Open New Zealand International Film Festival

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courtesy of the New Zealand Film Commission. NZIFF Director Bill Gosden said, "Kahi's documentary explores the many tributaries that flowed into the mashup of pop music, traditional waiata and bop that first took New Zealand by storm in 1984. The film, told largely in Dalvanius' own words, ...

Celebrating Totara Estate

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Claudia Babirat. Volunteers dressing up for the special occassion. Photo by Claudia Babirat. Visitors can explore the men’s quarters, cookhouse, stables, forge and granary and hear stories of the hard-working farm hands and swaggers. In the slaughterhouse visitors can eavesdrop on the slaughter men as ...

New chair for New Zealand Symphony Orchestra board

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Orchestra through a time of change and refocus for the orchestra to explore new business opportunities.  “Current board members Peter Biggs and Clare Murray, have been reappointed until 31 May 2021 and 31 May 2022, respectively. “Peter Biggs is Chief Executive of the Assignment Group New Zealand and ...

Creative New Zealand Michael King Fellowship Announced

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Morrieson, Charles Spear and Peter Peryer. During his fellowship, Dr Simpson will work on a new project exploring the rich and fertile artistic scene in Christchurch from 1933 to 1953, with the working title Bloomsbury South. “I am delighted to be offered this generous fellowship, which will enable me to ...

Lunchtime Lecture – Identifying Heritage

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part of providing long-term protection according to Martin. “The talk will look at different tools that can be used to explore the importance of heritage – including both documentary research and physical observation,” he says. “Communities play a vital part in this process and can assist in ...

Sharing WWI memories and memorabilia with New Zealanders

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other museums using the site.’ Explore All That Remains at www.allthatremains.net.nz. ...

Historian Michael King dies

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exploration of Māori culture on television. Biographies of Māori leaders Te Puea Hērangi (1977) and Whina Cooper (1983) also opened the eyes of many Pākehā to aspects of New Zealand history of which they had been unaware. King faced criticism from some Māori who felt that he had no right to tell their ...

Lorde releases Pure Heroine in New Zealand and Australia

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success was particularly impressive for a sixteen year old from Auckland whose journey to stardom began with winning the Belmont Intermediate School annual talent show in a duo with a classmate. Her debut showcased not just her musical talent but an intelligent and articulate exploration of youth and ...

Today in History

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the dates. There are stories that united us, whether in triumph or grief, and divided us, from the invasion of the Waikato in 1863 to the upheaval of the 1981 Springbok tour. By following the links provided, teachers and students can explore that day’s story in as much (or as little) detail as they ...

2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards winners announced

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category. Written by Wellington author, Jill Trevelyan and published by Te Papa Press, the winning titleis praised by the judges as a wonderful book that explores its topic on a number of levels. “A stunning book, brilliant in every respect.  Peter McLeavey: The life and times of a New Zealand art dealer is ...

Suffrage 125

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searching our database and learn how to add their biography. Recently added biography: Laura von Dadelszen Suffrage 125 in the Classroom Resources and suggestions to help students engage with the topic of women’s activism in Aotearoa. Explore zine-making with FeminEast Zines are usually handmade and ...

A blast from the past for knowledge geeks

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screened from 1976 to 1989. After a well-received return towards the end of last year, it will be back this year with NZ On Air support. Also supported this month is a three part documentary series exploring the historic origins of Kiingitanga, the Māori King movement. Screening on Māori Television, ...

Women's Horror Short Film Fund- Announcement of Successful Applicants

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being 'stung' by her child's clickety clack wooden toy, Vaspy. Ow's huge appetite for acting has driven her to make her own short films. A self-described “disturbing ideas specialist”, Ow has been exploring the horror genre since 2012, where her script T for Talk took second place in ...

Minister launches new study on the Value of Sport

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Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson today launched a new study by Sport NZ which explores the value of sport to New Zealanders, their communities and our country. “There’s no question sport is at the heart of our national identity, but what this study tells us is that being physically ...

Anthem in demand

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soldiers in Afghanistan wanting a copy for an Anzac Day service and a young Japanese woman holding an earthquake fundraising event for Christchurch. Mackenzie-White features in a TV3 documentary to be screened this weekend that explores the history of the anthem. In it she explains her admiration for ...

Award winning choreographer returns to the Royal New Zealand Ballet

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Award winning Venezuelan director and choreographer Javier De Frutos is in Wellington working with the Royal New Zealand Ballet to create a brand new work. The Anatomy of a Passing Cloud is a piece very much inspired by the Pacific. It explores New Zealand’s relation to its physical location and ...

More Kiwi content being viewed online

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It’s great to see so many Kiwis choosing to explore these innovative sites, and to see a continued commitment to funding from NZ On Air. “We’re committed to supporting content that tells New Zealand stories through NZ On Air’s contestable funding processes. This promotes competition and ensures the ...

Mother’s Day concert at Highwic

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concert, and take the opportunity to explore Highwic, which has recently undergone significant conservation work both inside and outside. People can then settle into a comfortable chair and enjoy a varied and relaxing concert of beautiful Sunday afternoon music.” Performers include harpists Louise Andrew ...

Laura O'Connell Rapira

Laura O'Connell Rapira

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undertake focused activism using social media and crowd-based activities to fund initiatives and raise awareness of issues.  Explore more stories about women's activism in New Zealand To be added women in politics voting womens liberation suffrage 125 ...

Explore Kemp House garden at your own pace

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Visitors to Kerikeri’s Kemp House and Stone Store can now explore its Garden of National Significance at their own pace. A new self-guided garden tour of the Kerikeri Mission Station has been launched in anticipation of the upcoming summer tourist season. “We’re proud to offer visitors the option ...

NZSO dedicates concert to modern masters in Hear & Far

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Respected New Zealand poet Robert Sullivan, of Ngā Puhi and Irish descent, was commissioned to write the book-length poem Captain Cook in the Underworld as the libretto for Psathas’ Orpheus in Rarohenga. The poem offers fresh perspectives on the familiar story of Cook’s Pacific explorations with its broad ...

Seeking 50 creatives for unique content sprint for 2018 New Zealand Festival

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Notes about A Waka Odyssey A Waka Odyssey is not a one-off event but rather a series of events over five days, beginning with an opening night theatrical spectacle to honour the legacy of famous Pacific explorer, Kupe. The choreographed movements of seven waka hourua, eight waka taua, and a fleet of ...

Annual New Zealand History Awards Announced

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government which introduced military conscription in the Second World War. “In Dissent: A New Zealand Anthology, Morgan Godfery explores the country’s history of resistance, protest and change. From Renata Kawepo’s diaries and the campaign for universal suffrage to Marilyn Waring’s threat to cross the floor ...

Touch Compass responds to a changing world

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Segway became graceful tools directed by their dancers “Having everyone on a mobility apparatus was a great equaliser and the audiences were intrigued,” Catherine says. “It’s been exhilarating to explore different ways of mobilising, and provide new experiences for both the dancers and their audiences.” ...

Public media journalism boosted with new government funding

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Start*projects, will receive up to a total of $1.1 million in support. The successful project applications were: Daily Podcast, A daily podcast series that will analyse and interpret News and Current Affairs stories of national significance. I Am Māori I Am Modern, a podcast exploring the experiences of young ...

WIDance looks towards 2019

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mainly been focused on laying the groundwork for future performances, Sumara says. “I had decided early on to spend this year exploring and building strong choreographic ideas that we can put to use over the next couple of years. I also thought it would be interesting to play with ideas we haven’t ...

New Zealand School of Dance Choreographic Season 2019

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prepare for professional careers, choreographing their own work is a core aspect of the course and an essential skill for a career in contemporary dance. ORBICULUS – NZSD Choreographic Season is the culmination of three years of exploration and enquiry in the art of choreography. This is a must-see ...

Photographer awarded the 2012 Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Artists Residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.

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expand on his photographic practice as well as furthering his recent exploration of pre-cinematic technologies. In particular he will explore specific sites in Berlin and Germany and investigate how the history and memories associated with these places affect peoples’ perceptions. “I'm thrilled to ...

Te Papa to show an exclusive Andy Warhol exhibition next month

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explore how his work evolved over his lifetime. “This is the first major Warhol exhibition seen in New Zealand for some time and many of these works have rarely been seen in this part of the world before. This is exclusive to us so we are expecting considerable national and trans-Tasman interest. We are ...

NZ's biggest contemporary visual arts festival opens

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Sylvain Deleu, courtesy of Gus Fisher Gallery. There’s something for everyone with activities for people of all ages including family days, live performance, talks and more. For the first time, entry is free and visitors can explore nine venues across Auckland including new venues Fresh Gallery Otara and ...

Māori dancer Kura Te Ua heads to Canada’s Banff Centre for cultural exchange

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Indigenous Dance Residency is an intensive programme that involves daily technique classes, choreographic exploration as well as creating a new choreographic work that will be performed as part of the Banff Summer Arts Festival. “Thank you to Creative New Zealand and The Banff Centre for this amazing ...

Classroom ideas for teachers and students

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Treaty of Waitangi. the comparisons between 1940, 1990 and the present could also be explored. The nature of the celebrations provides an ideal opportunity to explore the level 4 achievement objectives for Culture and Heritage by considering how individuals and groups pass on and sustain their culture ...

Classroom ideas- Maori leadership in the 19th century

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topics could support the achievement objectives for 'Social organisation', which explores how people organise themselves in response to challenge and crisis (in this case the Maori response to British colonisation). These topics are also relevant to 'Time, continuity and change' and ...

Classroom ideas- Dominion status

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value to teachers and students working at various levels who are exploring themes associated with the growth of New Zealand identity. Social studies Many junior social studies classes explore the theme of New Zealand identity. The focus of these studies is often what it means to be a New Zealander or ...

Richard Byrd memorial on Mt Victoria

Richard Byrd memorial on Mt Victoria

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Memorial to Richard E. Byrd on Mt Victoria, Wellington.  Memorials to Richard Byrd in New Zealand Two memorials have been erected in New Zealand to American polar explorer and aviator Richard Byrd. He used New Zealand as a base for his Antarctic expeditions for 27 years and came to regard the ...

Samuel Marsden

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Samuel Marsden The Reverend Samuel Marsden, Chaplain to New South Wales (1765-1838), was the driving force behind the establishment of Anglican mission stations in New Zealand in the early 19th century. Born in England and based in New South Wales, Marsde ...

Arthur's Pass 'discovered'

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Bealey, then over the newly named Arthur’s Pass. In 1929 Arthur’s Pass National Park was created. In a tragic sequel to the Dobsons’ explorations, George was murdered by the notorious Burgess Gang in 1866. While working on a road near the Grey River, he was mistaken for a gold buyer and killed. ...

Home Fires Burning- Papakura Museum

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To mark the end of the Vietnam War Oral History Project an exhibition exploring New Zealand's involvement in the Vietnam War was held at Papakura Museum in Auckland, April-June 2012. Entitled Home Fires Burning: New Zealand's Vietnam War, the exhibition placed artefacts from local ...

Te Matatini showcases outstanding kapa haka

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“This year’s event reinforces my intention to not only continue this Government’s support for Te Matatini, but to work closely with the Board over the coming year to explore the ways we can contribute further to its future work and growth.” “Te Matatini has some exciting ideas for expanding future ...

Help digitise New Zealand’s news history

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but an increasing amount is nominated and part-funded by external groups and individuals through the collaborative programme. This has introduced additional content from a wider range of places, which means more of New Zealand’s news history can be explored online. Last year, some 80,000 pages across ...

New Zealand Book Council podcast series

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– available on the Booknotes Unbound website and coming soon to iTunes – is hosted by novelist Catherine Robertson, and features writer Rachel O’Neill, author Pip Adam and book critic Guy Somerset. Catherine and her guests explore the unlikely links between two hot New Zealand releases, The Chimes by Anna ...

Balls, Bullets & Boots

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those who stayed behind, those who came back and those who did not return. Interactive multimedia stations will allow visitors to engage with the players’ personal stories against a backdrop of the social context of a nation at war. Through this experience they are encouraged to explore the relevance ...

More Te Papa art treasures on display in Whangarei

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Papa’s Historical New Zealand Art Curator, Dr Rebecca Rice says, “Peter Stichbury is a contemporary artist with an international profile whose work explores the strangeness of beauty.” Of this painting she says “Like many of the people in Peter Stichbury’s portraits, Chester appears doll-like, with ...

Ngā Taonga Programme Celebrates Matariki: Tau Hou 2017

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series, a groundbreaking six-part documentary from 1974 that has not been publicly screened since 2009. Historian Michael King was the writer, interviewer and narrator. It was the first time a Māori perspective of life in New Zealand was explored and it remains highly relevant today." “On the lighter ...

50,000 LEGO® lovers visit Brickman at Te Papa

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Eddie the Explorer, who is hidden in nearly all of the displays. Te Papa has created a festival of events for LEGO lovers around the main exhibition. The Adults Only LEGO Night, LEGO Brick-a-Brac Building competition and a dress-up movie screening of The LEGO Ninjago Movie had all sold out but more ...

2018 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement: winners announced

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Feminist and working-class stories, poetry as song, and a deeper understanding of New Zealand art – these are just some of the frontiers explored by this year’s winners of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. Wystan Curnow, Michael Harlow, and Renée were presented with Awards for ...

Let’s talk. Tuia 250 – a conversation about our nation

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European explorers. “This week Tuia 250 will have a presence at the kapahaka festival Te Matatini. The waka Pumaiterangi will be in the Wellington and Porirua Harbours representing innovation and skill that existed in 1769 and before that time,” says Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr. Dame Jenny and Hoturoa both agree ...

Kiwi artists wanted for Stockholm festival

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performance and arts schools How to be part of Stockholm Fringe Fest 2011 Stoff are welcoming applications from both groups and individuals whose work concerns and explores the possibilities of theatre, performance and installation making.  We are also welcoming street performers and young people (13 – 19 yr) ...

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