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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  • Our playground in Island Bay

    Island Bay School – Published 03/04/2012

    K8 at Island Bay School love going to the park. They go there whenever they can to play in the big house and go down the big slide. They call it "Our Park in Island Bay" but when told it was really called 'Shorland Park' they wanted to know why. Follow their journey to see what they found out!

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  • A College of many cultures

    Waitakere College - Secondary – Published 19/06/2014

    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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  • Growing healthy kai

    St. Mary MacKillop Catholic School - Primary – Published 12/06/2014

    Inspired by their whanau, year one and two students learn about their cultural identity and food through growing taro in their school garden.

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  • Moerewa stories

    Moerewa - Primary – Published 24/04/2014

    Take a look at the history of Moerewa through stories and pictures by students at Moerewa School. Enjoy reading their Living Heritage story.

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  • Behind the books

    Holy Cross School - Primary – Published 16/04/2014

    Year 5 and 6 students investigate the question 'How does the school library reflect the history of Holy Cross School?' See what they discover.

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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.