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Dean Whiting appointed to NZ Arts Council

2017 Aug 24

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has appointed Wellingtonian Dean Whiting of Te Whanau a Apanui descent to the Arts Council of New Zealand. “Dean’s significant knowledge of te ao1M…

$4.25m for PM’s sport scholarships recipients

2017 Aug 18

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated the recipients of this year’s Prime Minister’s Sport Scholarships. “The Prime Minister’s Scholarships provide financial1assista…

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…

Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award winner announced

2017 Aug 14

Arts, Culture and Heritage Maggie Barry has announced David Elliot’s book ‘Snark’ as this year’s winner of the New Zealand Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award. Cover of David Elliot's Snark1…

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…

World Masters Games brings in $63 million

2017 Aug 08

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcome new data that shows that the World Masters Games was a major success. “New Zealand is gaining a…

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…

NZ On Air Board appointment

2017 Aug 03

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has appointed Dunedin chartered accountant Stuart McLauchlan to NZ On Air.  “With his skills in business advisory and governance roles I am1delighte…

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 …

Funding for Stewart Island heritage centre

2017 Jul 21

A new purpose-built heritage centre on Stewart Island will receive more than $1 million in Government funding, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced in Oban today. “I’m v…

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