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First reading for election broadcasting changes

2016 Nov 03

The Broadcasting (Election Programmes and Election Advertising) Amendment Bill, recently introduced to the House by Justice and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams, has today received its first1reading. T…

Abby Foote appointed to TVNZ Board

2016 Nov 01

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has today announced the appointment of Abby Foote to the Board of Television New Zealand (TVNZ). “Ms Foote is a Christchurch-based professional director with a1backg…

Valerie Adams first Pacific Sports Ambassador

2016 Oct 28

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced Valerie Adams as New Zealand’s first Pacific Sports Ambassador. “The new role of Pacific Sports Ambassador will allow New Zealand to further develop1o…

Whakatane Museum receives $1.5m grant

2016 Oct 27

Whakatane’s Museum and Research Centre has received a $1.5m Government grant for its major redevelopment project, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry announced today. Minister Maggie B…

Changes to modernise election broadcasting

2016 Oct 20

Justice and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams says a planned refresh of the outdated format of election broadcasts will modernise them in time for the 2017 General Election. Ms Adams announced today tha…

French memorial design finalists exhibited

2016 Oct 19

Four striking designs for the French memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington go on public display tonight, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says. The designs,1sele…

Nelson School of Music receives $1.5m grant

2016 Oct 04

Restoration of the Nelson School of Music’s 1901 auditorium will receive a grant of $1.5 million, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. “I’m delighted this local landma…

New theatre for thriving Auckland arts scene

2016 Sep 23

Auckland’s thriving arts scene will be well served by the state-of-the-art new ASB Waterfront Theatre opened today, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says. “The ASB Waterfront1Theat…

Minister welcomes new media sector fund

2016 Sep 23

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has welcomed NZ On Air’s response to the changing needs of the sector with the NZ Media Fund. “NZ On Air is responding to the rapidly shifting media sector and1toda…

Western Front experience captured in new book

2016 Sep 20

A new book capturing the experiences of New Zealand soldiers on the Western Front during the First World War is a vivid and detailed account of a pivotal event in our nation’s history, Arts, Culture…

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