Month: August 2018

Grey Māori Collection drawings heading to London

Māori drawings from the Grey New Zealand Māori Manuscripts Collection will feature in the Royal Academy of London’s Oceania exhibition, marking 250 years since Captain Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific. The collection was inscribed onto the UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand documentary heritage register in 2011 in recognition of its significance to… Read more »

Focus on global citizenship at NZIE Conference

The New Zealand International Education Conference (NZIEC) brings together practitioners and leaders from New Zealand and around the world to explore strategies for growth in international education. This year global citizenship was a key theme. Our Chair Robyn Baker reflects on her attendance at the event. It was an excellent opportunity to attend the New… Read more »

Inspiration at Tiaki Expo

For the third year running, the Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust ran the Tiaki programme, which partners South Auckland schools with local businesses to carry out unique environmental innovation projects aimed at enhancing their local area. UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader Nola Smart represented the National Commission at the one-day Tiaki Expo. She reports back. August 10… Read more »

Commissioner appointments announced

Associate Education Minister Jenny Salesa is pleased to announce appointments to the New Zealand National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (the National Commission). Professor Tagaloatele Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop has been appointed as the Commissioner – Social Sciences for a three year term, replacing Materoa Dodd. She has considerable expertise and mana… Read more »

Waitaki Whitestone visit

Waitaki Whitestone has chalked up another milestone in its bid for UNESCO Global Geoparks status. Drivers behind the aspiring geopark hosted our Chair Robyn Baker from 13-14 August, along with two New Zealand UNESCO Global Geoparks Expert Advisory Panel members: Natural Sciences Commissioner Dr Geoff Hicks and Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research Māori development general manager… Read more »

Celebrating World Indigenous Peoples Day (9 August)

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is on 9 August. This day was first pronounced by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1994 marking the day of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in 1982…. Read more »

Youth Leaders at Festival for the Future

Our UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders ran a stand at the Festival for the Future event in Wellington from 27-29 July. The Festival for the Future showcases youth-led innovation. It brings together a diverse range of emerging leaders to connect, showcase what’s possible and create the future. Ashlee Peacock reports back. “Ka mua, ka muri – you must… Read more »

Radio interview: Mike Gray on Waitaki Whitestone Geopark

Radio NZ’s Jesse Mulligan interviews Mike Gray, director of the Vanished World at Duntroon, who explains what makes the Waitaki region so special… and why it should become a UNESCO Global Geopark. Listen to the interview