Month: November 2009

Speech to UNESCO General Conference 2009 – Bryan Gould

Speech to the UNESCO General Conference September 2009 Chair of the New Zealand National Commission Bryan Gould  Tena koutou katoa kua huihui mai nei i tenei ra. (English translation: Greetings to all who have gathered here today). Mr President, Ladies and Gentlemen In 1946, when UNESCO’s Constitution came into force, New Zealand was the second… Read more »

Living Heritage Awards honour NZ’s Junior Historians

Living Heritage Awards honour NZ’s Junior Historians Are mangroves unwanted weeds “gorse of the sea” or are they beautiful trees that attract native birds? Who was Mr Stellin? And why did they name the park we play in after him? What games did our grandparents play?  How did they live? These are the questions that… Read more »

Mata Ora : The Living Knowledge 2009

Mata Ora : The Living Knowledge 2009 Ancient Polynesian navigators were the first to explore and then settle the great Pacific Ocean – a vast expanse that covers a third of the earth’s surface.  Their journeys began a millenia before the arrival of the first European explorers in the 16th Century. Next week in Porirua, north… Read more »

Waitangi Day 2010

“As we mark the 170th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the hope is that New Zealanders continue to consider the Treaty as a living document,” says NZ National Commission for UNESCO chairman, Bryan Gould. “New Zealanders should continue to learn about the Treaty and what it means for our country and… Read more »