Posted 16 December 2009 // Te Ara
Welcome to our new handsome newsletter. We’re soon going to begin publishing Te Ara entries as we complete them, rather than launching each theme’s 100 or so entries in one big splash. Every six weeks Te Ara Hiko will tell you what’s new and also invite you to send personal stories to enrich the entries. Enjoy!
Prize-winning bulls in the Grand Parade, axes and chips flying in wood-chopping contests, show-jumping, shooting galleries, candy floss and merry-go-rounds – New Zealand’s country shows…Continue
Have you been to an A & P show?
‘The garden of New Zealand’
Taranaki, with its dominating mountain and grassy plains, is a distinctive landscape. During its rich history it has seen major conflicts of the New Zealand wars, including Parihaka in 1881. For culture nuts, it’s got the Govett-Brewster, Puke Ariki and Tāwhiti Museum. You’ll find all this and more in our latest Places entry, written by Taranaki historian Ron Lambert. It was launched by local MP Jonathan Young at the New Plymouth Civic Centre on 11 December.
This month on Signposts, our blog
It’s true that, by itself, the Beehive (the executive wing of parliament) looks odd. It looks even odder when seen next to the other parliamentary buildings. Read more
Early in the year I declared 2009 was to be my year of travel and, true to my word, it has been so far. I have just returned from a fantastic five-week holiday that led me to wonderful destinations… Read more
Just in time for New Zealand Book Month (and early Christmas shopping), Te Ara’s new book, New Zealanders and the sea, has hit the shops. Read more