Manawatu-Rangitikei Regional News, June-July 2016

Manawatu has an active and engaged historical community. Groups interested and involved in Manawatu history met on Sunday 19 June at a meeting convened by the Palmerston North Heritage. They included: Archives Central; Palmerston North City Library Heritage Team; Palmerston North Branch NZ Society of Genealogists; Feilding Branch NZ Society of Genealogists; Fielding and Districts Community […]

Public engagement guidelines for researchers, scholars, and scientists

The Royal Society of New Zealand has published guidelines to “support the inclusive engagement of stakeholders in research, scholarship and science”. You can read about them and download them here. Stakeholders are broadly defined to include: researchers, scholars and scientists; the public and communities they serve; the media; and the various organisations for which researchers […]

A History of New Zealand Women

Congratulations to Barbara Brookes on the tremendous success of her book, A History of New Zealand Women. The book is so popular that it has already sold out, and publisher Bridget Williams Books expects more stock to arrive in late March. In the book Brookes argues that while European men erected the political scaffolding to create a […]

RE: New Zealand Festival, event notice

The 2016 New Zealand Festival (26 Feb – 20 March) is bringing three exceptional shows to Wellington that each approaches World War I commemorations in a unique way. Premiering at the Festival, Brass Poppies is a ground-breaking new chamber opera about the battle of Chunuk Bair, while the world music collaboration in No Man’s Land brings together […]