Month: August 2017

Youth Reference Group out and about

Two members of our Youth Reference Group, Teina Wells-Smith and Danielle Newton, did an excellent job of representing the National Commission in August. Below are the activities they have been involved in. Nga Rangatahi A Iwi forum Teina Wells-Smith attended the Nga Rangatahi A Iwi (NRAI) forum. This was part of the Iwi Chairs Forum,… Read more »

Early cats in New Zealand

When did cats first arrive in New Zealand? A diary entry by Samuel Marsden in 1820, which describes being offered a cat to eat during his third voyage to New Zealand, is possibly the earliest documentary record of a population of cats present in New Zealand. The diary is part of Dr Thomas Hocken’s Church… Read more »

Could you be the next youth voice of UNESCO?

Are you aged between 18 and 25 and want to take action to promote peace and social justice in New Zealand and the Pacific? Then we want to hear from you. The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is recruiting new members for its UNESCO NZ Youth Reference Group (YRG) to advise us on an… Read more »