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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 …

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…

‘Luck of the Draw’ project explores conscription

2017 Jul 11

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says a project by 8 young New Zealand artists will spark new conversations on conscription and give us all a better understanding of its place in our1h…

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