The December issue begins with an article by Tim Shoebridge of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage announcing a new phase of work on the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (DNZB). Michael Kelly’s editorial mentions the new government before briefly commenting on the recent AGM and a few initiatives for 2018 which were signalled at the meeting.
The remainder of the issue contains: a brief report by Margaret Tennant on some succeses by PHANZA members at the NZHA conference in Auckland; a report by Claudia Orange on a new exhibition at the refurbished Treaty House at Waitangi; and an article by Paul Christoffel about two 2017 anniversaries relating to six o’clock closing.
Kelly’s regular heritage column discusses the danger posed by false heritage advocates and there is ‘News from the Manawatū’, ‘News from the North’ and ‘News from the South’. The issue ends with a report by Kelly on the recent AGM, noting the decision to hold a vote on whether or not to move to an E-Phanzine.
Read this issue: Phanzine December 2017.