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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  • A College of many cultures

    Waitakere College – Published 18/06/2014

    Waitakere College students have investigated some of the things that make their College special. They researched their school history and its cultures as well as the migration stories from many of their peers.

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  • How Hokitika got it's name

    Hokitika Primary School - Primary – Published 18/11/2015

    Hokitika - a town well-known but a question is often asked, is there a story behind its name? Hokitika Primary School bi-lingual class shares their discovery.

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  • A community school

    Wairakei Primary School, Taupō - Primary – Published 27/10/2015

    This dedicated bunch of Enviro Critters love to get creative, innovative and their hands dirty! Find out about their many environmental projects.

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  • Hikurangi: Past, present and future

    Hikurangi School - 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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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.