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PM to meet families over Erebus National Memorial

2017 Nov 28

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has paid tribute to the victims of the Erebus tragedy on the 38th anniversary of the disaster and says she will meet with families to progress a long overdue national1mem…

Passchendaele remembered here and overseas

2017 Oct 03

Commemorations to mark one of New Zealand’s darkest days will be held in New Zealand and Belgium this month to remember the Battle of Passchendaele. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry1…

Funding for historic Christchurch pumphouse buildings

2017 Sep 12

Christchurch’s historic pumphouse complex of buildings has been awarded $200,000 to help with earthquake strengthening work. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the funding is part…

Government backs Gisborne's Lawson Field Theatre

2017 Sep 11

The Lawson Field Theatre in Gisborne is receiving a capital grant of more than $400,000 towards seismic strengthening. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the Gisborne District1Counc…

Funding for Napier's Art Deco Heritage buildings

2017 Sep 07

Three of Napier city centre’s art deco and character buildings are to receive more than $180,000 for earthquake strengthening work. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry made the announc…

Te Papa Board reappointments announced

2017 Aug 24

Arts, Culture and Heritage Maggie Barry has announced the reappointment of two current members of Te Papa’s board, Lady Dayle Mace and Paul Majurey, for a further one-year term. “Both Lady Dayle1a…

Funding for Masterton Shearing Museum

2017 Aug 17

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced government funding for Masterton’s Shear History Trust. “The Trust has developed a museum dedicated to the national story of sheep1an…

Government funding for Auckland's St James Theatre

2017 Aug 11

Auckland’s historic St James Theatre is receiving $1.5 million in government backing from the Heritage EQUIP fund for privately-owned, earthquake prone buildings. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister…

Grant to strengthen iconic Lambretta’s Café

2017 Aug 07

A $94,700 Government grant from the Earthquake Upgrade Incentive Programme, Heritage EQUIP, will strengthen the historic building which is home to Nelson’s iconic Lambretta’s Café, Building and1…

Battle of Passchendaele competition winners announced

2017 Jul 25

Education Minister Nikki Kaye and the Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have announced the winning students who will be flying to Belgium to attend the 100th anniversary commemorations …

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