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$21.2m to tell New Zealand’s stories and news

2017 May 25

Budget 2017 includes a significant investment in Radio New Zealand, as well as new funding to support the understanding of our most important national stories, Ms Barry says. Radio New Zealand will re…

Heritage NZ and Māori Heritage Council changes

2017 May 18

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced the appointment of four new members to the Heritage New Zealand Board and to the Māori Heritage Council. “The new members of the1Herit…

Park upgrade to mark Tangiwai heroism

2017 May 08

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced a $40,000 cash contribution along with DOC planting and landscaping to upgrade the site of the Tangiwai Memorial in the central North1Isl…

Battle of Passchendaele competition launched

2017 May 08

Ten senior students will get the opportunity to join the 100th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium later this year, as part of a competition for schools and kura, Educ…

Māori Battalion’s D Company historian appointed

2017 Apr 27

The history of the 28th Māori Battalion’s D Company will be documented by Harawira Craig Pearless, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have1announce…

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park wins prestigious landscape award

2017 Apr 06

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says Pukeahu National War Memorial Park’s overall win at this year’s New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture annual awards is a fitting1acc…

More funding for regional cultural amenities

2017 Apr 04

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says applications for the third round of the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund (RCHF) are now open. “The Fund was established to ensure people in1re…

First World War video series launched

2017 Mar 28

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says New Zealand’s First World War stories have been brought to life through a series of short animated videos, with the first released today. “The…

First Heritage EQUIP grants allocated

2017 Mar 28

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says two industrial buildings will receive the first funding from a new grant specifically for earthquake strengthening privately-owned heritage1buildi…

Memorial unveiling strengthens New Zealand-Turkish ties

2017 Mar 21

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the ties between New Zealand and Turkey were strengthened further today with the unveiling of the Turkish Memorial at Pukeahu National War1Memoria…

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