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Auckland Domain WW1 Centenary Memorial

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:50:23 +1200 | Wraight Athfield Landscape Architecture

The Auckland Council Governing Body has today resolved to continue with the design and delivery of Te Takuahi – The Hearth. We are delighted by this decision. More >>

Schools' Peace Week 2017 is coming up!

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:57:18 +1200 | New Zealand Peace Foundation

27 July, 2017 What do Auckland Grammar School, Albany Senior High School and St Cuthbert’s College have in common? They all are participating in "Schools’ Peace Week 2017 – Aotearoa New Zealand, 30 Years Nuclear Free", from August ...More >>

Nuclear free NZ – poster exhibition

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:13:19 +1200 | Joint Press Release

The Nuclear Free New Zealand Peacemaker poster exhibition celebrates 30 years of a nuclear free New Zealand in collaboration with the Sustainable Architecture Student Project. The exhibition is being hosted by the Victoria University of Wellington ...More >>

Battle of Passchendaele competition winners announced

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:56:37 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Nikki Kaye Minister of Education Hon Maggie Barry Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage 25 July 2017 Media Statement Battle of Passchendaele competition winners announced More >>

War is coming to Wellington: No Weapons Expo campaign launch

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:54:29 +1200 | Peace Action Wellington

Peace Action Wellington has launched a campaign of resistance to the upcoming Weapons Expo which will be held at the Westpac Stadium on 10-11th October. The campaign has begun with a striking art piece that questions, "how close does war have to ...More >>

Japanese State Minister of Defence visits NZ

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:06:27 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Mark Mitchell Minister of Defence Government of New Zealand 21 July 2017 Media Statement Japanese State Minister of Defence visits NZ Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has held talks today with Japanese State Minister of Defence Kenji Wakamiya, who ...More >>

Memorial to recognise bonds of war

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:40:06 +1200 | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The bond formed between Belgium and New Zealand during the First World War will be recognised today (Eds 21 July 2017) with two special ceremonies at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Outgoing Belgian Ambassador Jean-Luc Bodson will break the ground ...More >>

Harvard 57 back in the air

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:13:58 +1200 | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Wanaka: Almost 18 months after being damaged in a landing accident following the 2016 Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow, Harvard 57 is back in the air. More >>

NZ deployment to Korean Peninsula extended

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:05:00 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s commitment to the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission (UNCMAC) in South Korea will be extended for a further two years to 31 August 2019, Defence Minister Mark Mitchell announced today.More >>

British Memorial Design Revealed

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:24:20 +1200 | British High Commission

After years of work with Weta Workshop, the British High Commission has revealed the final design of the United Kingdom’s presence in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.More >>

Air Force careers for women taking flight

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:09:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Air Force careers for women taking flight Women’s Minister Paula Bennett and Defence Minister Mark Mitchell are congratulating the Royal New Zealand Air Force for an initiative aimed at attracting more young women into the Air Force. The School to ...More >>

Wellingtonian Serving in Korea

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:31:34 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

How do you communicate across the border to North Korea? More >>

Belgian Ambassador unveils plaque for WW1 heroine

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:22:13 +1200 | Wellington City Council

First World War Queen Elisabeth Medal recipient Elizabeth Pinfold will be honoured this Friday with the unveiling of a plaque by the Belgian Ambassador, His Excellency Jean-Luc Bodson, at her restored grave in Karori Cemetery.More >>

‘Luck of the Draw’ project explores conscription

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:35:52 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says a project by 8 young New Zealand artists will spark new conversations on conscription and give us all a better understanding of its place in our history.More >>

Jan Bolwell’s ‘Bill Massey’s Tourists’

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:19:57 +1200 | Arts on Tour New Zealand

Consummate performer Jan Bolwell plays her adolescent self, encouraging her grandfather Arthur to talk about the First World War. What follows is a gripping, painful and sometimes hilarious tale of a young Kiwi soldier from the Otago Mounted Rifles (one ...More >>

Fund opens for NZ Wars commemorations

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:29:10 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Applications are now being accepted to a fund set up to support commemoration events for Ngā Rā Maumahara – New Zealand Wars, says Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell.More >>

NZ welcomes success of nuclear treaty talks

Sat, 8 Jul 2017 13:41:20 +1200 | New Zealand Government

NZ welcomes success of nuclear treaty talks Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the successful conclusion of negotiations for a new international treaty to ban nuclear weapons at the United Nations in New York. New Zealand joined more ...More >>

Nuclear ban treaty adopted: NZ plays a leading role

Sat, 8 Jul 2017 13:05:58 +1200 | iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand

Nuclear ban treaty adopted: New Zealand plays a leading role i CAN Aotearoa New Zealand 8 July 2017 “New Zealand brings to this negotiation our long and proud history as a strong supporter of nuclear disarmament, as a member of our regional ...More >>

UN to adopt historic ban on nuclear weapons

Thu, 6 Jul 2017 13:02:52 +1200 | Disarmament and Security Centre

The United Nations is set to make history on Friday, when it is due to adopt a treaty banning nuclear weapons, breaking a 20-year-plus deadlock in nuclear disarmament. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was negotiated by more than 130 ...More >>

Missiles are Acceptable Everywhere – Except North Korea

Wed, 5 Jul 2017 16:15:27 +1200 | NZ DPRK Society

NZ Foreign Affairs Minister Brownlee promptly fires off an indignant press release stating that North Korean missile tests are unacceptable. More >>


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