Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has announced funding of $10.1 million for protecting New Zealand’s heritage collections in this year’s budget. $8 million is ring-fenced for operating costs over the next two years, and $2.1 million for capital. Read the press release here.
The Auckland Library Heritage Trust has announced its annual scholarship aimed at encouraging research based on material held in the Sir George Grey Special Collections. The closing date for applications is 6 June 2017. Read more about the scholarship here.
Planning on being in or near Hokitika on Westland Anniversary Weekend (24-28 November)? Maybe you’ll enjoy the Seddon weekend, celebrating New Zealand’s longest serving Premier, Richard John Seddon, and his West Coast experiences. See the full programme here including heritage walks and Surviving the Wilderness history seminars.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]