Issue 16: January 2007

Kia ora and welcome to the latest issue of the Living Heritage newsletter.

We are Brenda Crozier, Living Heritage project manager and Fia Sandstrom, project co-ordinator. We’re delighted to send out this issue of the newsletter to let you know about the new things happening on the Living Heritage website. The project has been granted a new round of Department of Internal Affairs funding through the 2020 Trust and CWA New Media and this has given it a well-needed boost. Other partners include the National Library of New Zealand, Te Taurawhiri, LIANZA, NZ Historic Places Trust, and UNESCO. Our founding sponsor Sun Microsystems still remains as a host to the site.

Could your project appear on Living Heritage?

We're always looking for exciting additions to the site, and it would be great to showcase your projects. Please get in contact if you have any ideas or queries – we'd love to hear from you!

Check our what's new...

2006 was a steady time with several new registrations and projects being made live. We are pleased to be publishing our first site written in Te Reo. Many thanks to Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o te Ara Whanui for their hard work.
Check out our first project written in Te Reo Maori.
This Te Ara Whanui student has created a website that tells the history of the school.
Te Ara Whanui

Take a look at these awesome projects:
Shakespear Park from students of Gulf Harbour School
Mt Kaukau from students of Raroa Normal Intermediate School
Koru Pa from students of Central School, New Plymouth
Northland School Centennial from students of Northland School, Wellington

Students from Marcellin College in Auckland have come back to their previously published project Auckland Polynesial Festival and added more stories

Welcome to all the new registrations

A number of new individuals and groups have registered for Living Heritage projects this year. Welcome to the attendees at He Waka Eke Noa conference. We're looking forward to seeing your students' work online. Welcome also to the Alexandra Schools ICT cluster group. I've received some of your registrations and am looking forward to seeing your project come together.

UNESCO awards

All schools with projects completed since April 2004, and those who are currently working on projects have been notified of the upcoming UNESCO awards and their eligibility to be included. If you’re project has been sitting around for a while and you’d like to get it finished get onto it now. Contact us if you need any support or register for a new project if you want to start afresh.

Learning@schools conference Rotorua 21-23 February

A workshop is being run at this conference so if you are attending and would like to find out more about how to create a Lining Heritage project make sure you come along and join in our workshop.

Southland Rural Heritage Day

If you're from Southland remember that the Southland Heritage Trust is running it’s second Rural Heritage Day on Saturday 24 November 2007. For information about the event visit the website at

This is a great opportunity for schools to create a project for Living Heritage.

Check it out

Living Heritage has links to all help required to completing your project. Check out the 'Getting Started' section on the left-hand navigation bar of the Living Heritage site. Visit the site regularly to see what other schools have done, and what new information is available.

Remember support is only an email, telephone call, or videoconference away. If you've forgotten any of your details email us or give us a call and we'll send them to you.

Well that's all from us for now. We hope the start of you year goes well and look forward to seeing many new and different heritage projects being completed.

Contact us

Best wishes
Brenda Crozier
Living Heritage Project Manager
Fia Sandstrom
Project coordinator

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