Over the years the NZ History Federation has offered support and encouragement to members on a variety of fronts including:
Usually held annually in the different regions; full or part day programmes, including speakers, demonstrations, tours of local interest, an opportunity to share news of activities and concerns, refreshments and networking time. Hosted by member societies, and co-ordinated by the Federation Executive (currently through the vice-President, Kenneth Stringer).
Usually one-day programmes held about six-monthly - including historical lectures, demonstrations, visits, and a meal (usually midday). Co-ordinated by the Federation Executive (currently through the vice-President, Kenneth Stringer). [ more on Events ]
Organised and hosted by a member society with the aim of moving around the country. The conferences include the AGM, and a variety of educational, historical and entertaining activities. Usually over a weekend in the autumn. [ more on Conferences ]
Written and now also by electronic messaging, through the quarterly newsletter, 'Keeping in Touch', and the Federation’s magazine, 'Legacy'.
Monetary Support for Projects
The Federation wishes to assist member societies where applicable with publication costs of historical writings. The Federation is fully aware of the tremendous efforts that many societies are making in the way of publications and this proposal may be of assistance to applicants getting over that final hurdle of publication costs. Any Society can apply to the Federation to see if it qualifies for assistance.
The maximum amount loaned for any one project will be $2,000, which is expected to be repaid within 18 months. The Federation has committed a block of money to this scheme, but accessibility by member societies relies on prompt repayment of the loans. For more detail see 'What we Can Do for You'.
The position of Liaison Officer was created IN 2007.
The idea is that the Liaison Officer will offer another form of communication and support for member societies, and also act as a promoter of the Federation to societies who are not currently members of the Federation. Selected area visits will be undertaken at least once annually.
The current Liason Officer is Neil Curgenven.
Click here to read Liaison Officer's Saving History Report
Over the years the Federation has organised writing contests for school age children, students, and adults, and articles from these competitions have been published in the newsletters and magazine. Trophies and prize money have been awarded. Currently the Writing contest has been removed from the Federation’s agenda, but some societies still hold local and regional competitions.
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