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Pacific arts celebrated and honoured

2014 Nov 05

The amazing range of Pacific arts in New Zealand was celebrated tonight at an award ceremony in Wellington. Minister for Pacific Peoples Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga congratulated all the winners of the1C…

Appointments to New Zealand Symphony Orchestra board

2014 Jul 01

Peter Biggs and Bronwen Holdsworth have been appointed to the board of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and members Donald Best, Lisa Bates and Roger Taylor have been reappointed, Minister for1Art…

Funding for youth cultural initiatives

2014 Jun 12

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Chris Finlayson and Minister of Youth Affairs Nikki Kaye today announced $50,000 from the Ministry of Youth Development to support youth participation in1t…

Architecture Award further recognition of Frankfurt Book Fair success

2014 May 10

A top architecture award for New Zealand’s Guest of Honour Pavilion at the Frankfurt Book Fair is further recognition of New Zealand’s excellent programme as Guest of Honour at the world’s1lar…

New Arts Council members appointed

2014 Mar 18

Thirteen inaugural members have been appointed to the new Arts Council, established by the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 2014, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finl…

Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Bill passes

2014 Jan 30

The House last night passed the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Bill, which will streamline the governance of Creative New Zealand and improve its effectiveness. The bill addresses the1pr…

New Zealand publishers build on Frankfurt Book Fair success

2013 Oct 10

New Zealand has another strong presence at the Frankfurt Book Fair, which opened today in Germany, building on the success of its Guest of Honour appearance last year, Minister for Arts, Culture and…

Appointments to NZSO Board

2013 Aug 28

Paul McArthur has been appointed to the Board of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and members Peter Diessl and Roger Taylor have been re-appointed, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage1Christop…

Minister congratulates Top of the Lake on Emmy nominations

2013 Jul 19

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson has congratulated everyone who worked on acclaimed filmmaker Jane Campion's New Zealand-filmed mini-series Top of the Lake on1receivin…

Minister expresses condolences at the passing of Barbara Anderson

2013 Mar 25

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today paid tribute to the life of author Barbara Anderson, who passed away yesterday aged 86. “Barbara Anderson was one of our finest…

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