Congratulations to Professor Charlotte Macdonald, elected fellow of Te Apārangi the Royal Society of New Zealand. Read more here.
The recently formed Auckland History Initiative (AHI), based in History at The University of Auckland, has the goal of invigorating engagement with the histories of Tāmaki Makaurau – Auckland. Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, is changing before our eyes. Most of Auckland’s current challenges are new versions of old problems, with their own powerful histories … More Auckland History Initiative
Colleagues at the University of Canterbury History Department have followed up their hosting of the NZHA executive, 2014-2015, and the 2015 biennial conference with a new publication. Named after the 2015 conference theme, History Making a Difference: New Approaches from Aotearoa, is edited by Katie Pickles, Lyndon Fraser, Marguerite Hill, Sarah Murray and Greg Ryan. … More History Making a Difference
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 … More Manawatu-Rangitikei Regional News, June-July 2016