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Arts Minister welcomes New Zealand Music Month

2011 May 01

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today welcomed the beginning of the 11th New Zealand Music Month, saying it was a great way to sample from the full range of local music off…

New Zealand Music Month hits the high notes

2011 May 01

The spotlight’s back on New Zealand music with the launch today of New Zealand Music Month says Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman. ‘’New Zealand Music Month is in its 11th year, and …

Phase one of National War Memorial Park completed

2011 Apr 20

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today marked the completion of the first phase of development on the new National War Memorial Park in Wellington, meaning the new public1spac…

Hunt is on for NZ’s Oldest Telly

2011 Apr 20

A nationwide search to find the oldest working television in New Zealand was launched today by Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman. The Oldest Telly competition, part of a Going Digital1camp…

Sistema Aotearoa youth orchestra initiative launched

2011 Apr 19

A new Government initiative will give young people the chance to participate in orchestral music, Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson said today. Mr Finlayson today launched1S…

Ministers welcome Canterbury TV’s return to air

2011 Apr 18

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman paid tribute to Canterbury Television (CTV) which restarts broadcasting today, less than two months after the1F…

Coleman appoints new Radio New Zealand chair

2011 Apr 14

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of Richard Griffin as chair of the Radio New Zealand (RNZ) board. Mr Griffin, a director of a Wellington public affairs1compa…

HD TV extension in time for RWC 2011

2011 Mar 27

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced free-to-air high definition digital television, also known as Freeview|HD, will be available by UHF aerial to an extra 160,000 homes in time fo…

New chair for National Pacific Radio Trust board

2011 Mar 22

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of Uluomatootua Saulaulu Aiono as chair of the National Pacific Radio Trust (NPRT) board. Mr Aiono, an Auckland businessman,1…

Minister pays tribute to Dame Judith Binney

2011 Feb 16

Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today paid tribute to the life and career of Dame Judith Binney, who passed away last night. “Dame Judith was a leader in a number of1fie…

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