In a pre-election feature, PHANZA questions each of the major political parties on their plans for the history and heritage sector, Archives New Zealand, teaching history in schools, Ministry for Culture and Heritage funding and projects, technology at National Library and the future of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust and Department of Conservation.
Susan Butterfield looks at the new Public Records Act and its implications for historians and Archives New Zealand. Michael Kelly considers inner-city housing and its implications for built heritage, and investigates the increasing popularity of living history and historical re-enactments. Margaret Lovell-Smith also profiles Janet Holm, a recipient of the A.C. Rhodes memorial history medal which is awarded annually by the Canterbury History Foundation.
Read this issue: Phanzine August 2005