Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories: histories and heritage sector hui

Aotearoa New Zealand's histories are being incorporated into the national curriculum. This year, we held histories and heritage sector hui as an opportunity for organisations to discuss the planned curriculum changes and what the changes may mean for their work and community.

About the histories and heritage sector hui

In March and April 2021, we welcomed representatives from histories and heritage organisations at a series of hui to support the sector to plan for the implementation of the Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories curriculum content.

We have taken on board the feedback we heard, and we are keen to continue supporting the sector as schools begin preparing to teach the curriculum content from February 2022.

There are a few ways we can continue to work together:

  • attending your events
  • sharing your networks
  • providing updates and information about progress.


If you are planning an event and would like us to attend, please email us. We will work with your team to send the right people for your event.


A common theme across all our hui was an interest in strengthening and creating sector networks to support connections with schools, kura, iwi and the wider community.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the networks we’ve been made aware of. If you would like to have your network added, please send us an email. We can also list your contact details if you are interested in setting up a new network. 

Please note, some networks may have membership costs associated.

List of networks



Additional information

Te Pū Tiaki Mana Taonga: Association of Educators Beyond the Classroom

Te Pū Tiaki Mana Taonga Facebook(external link)

Formerly Museum Educators Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (MEANZ), Te Pū Tiaki Mana Taonga connects education professionals in museums and galleries across Aotearoa.

Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA)

LIANZA website(external link)

LIANZA's Strategic Vision is 'People and communities connected and empowered by information'.

LIANZA's Mission is 'Strengthening our members to be innovative and responsive to future information needs'.

Museums Aotearoa

Museums Aotearoa website(external link)

Museums Aotearoa advocate for and support museums, art galleries and heritage properties to be thriving and sustainable.
Kia toitū tonu ngā whare taonga o Aotearoa.
Historic Places Aotearoa

Historic Places Aotearoa website(external link)

Historic Places Aotearoa (HPA) aim to be the lead non-statutory, independent national voice for heritage.
Professional Historians' Association of New Zealand/Aotearoa PHANZA website(external link) Since 1994 the Professional Historians’ Association of New Zealand/Aotearoa (PHANZA) has been representing and advancing the interests of New Zealand’s professional historians.
School Library Association of New Zealand (SLANZA) SLANZA(external link) SLANZA provides community, guidance and professional development on library practice and programmes for school library staff in Aotearoa New Zealand while reflecting the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

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