Welcome to Living Heritage

Where young people celebrate the heritage of New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. With our support, schools and young people can present their own web pages about their local community, family, and friends.

Living Heritage is actively seeking sponsorship and other revenue generating opportunities. To join this conversation contact livingheritage@2020.org.nz

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  • Whanaungatanga

    Tauriko School – Published 18/04/2012

    Tauriko School's year 5 and 6 students have used their school’s inquiry process to explore what it was like to be a member of their community up to 100 years ago. Enjoy reading their discoveries.

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Latest stories

  • Hikurangi: Past, present and future

    Hikurangi - Primary – Published 17/09/2015

    In the past Hikurangi has had thriving timber, coal mining and dairying industries. The students of Room 4 have been researching the history of their town.

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  • Happy 100th Birthday Edgecumbe Primary School

    Edgecumbe Primary School - Primary – Published 11/06/2015

    Edgecumbe School's Room 7 shares a 'wonderful and very busy time' preparing for their special 'Happy Birthday Day' celebrations.

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  • A past pupil goes to war

    Kilbirnie School - Primary – Published 22/04/2015

    With the help of his family, students tell Francis John Herbert (Bert) Fear’s story, look at what Kilbirnie School was like in his day and at Kilbirnie in the time of WW1.

    WW100 story

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  • Brooklyn School remembers

    Brooklyn School - Primary – Published 22/04/2015

    The Brooklyn War Memorial stands high on a hill overlooking the suburb of Brooklyn. Students have researched the stories of many of the names inscribed on the base.

    WW100 story

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Their Names Shall Live 1914 - 1918

There are World War One memorials at schools and in communities throughout New Zealand. Have you ever wondered about the men and women named on these memorials and their stories?

Through 2020 Communications Trust’s new Living Heritage initiative Their Names Shall Live, schools can create a Living Heritage WW1 memorial digital story to honour the people who served their country in the First World War and preserve their stories for future generations.

Learn more about taking part in the initiative Their Names Shall Live here.

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Some of the latest Living Heritage stories were created as part of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO Pacific Islands' Living Heritage Project.