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$6 million for Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery

2010 Jul 02

The Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery will receive a Government grant of $6 million for its redevelopment project, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced1today. "…

Sir Peter Jackson review of Film Commision welcomed

2010 Jul 01

Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson has received the final report of award winning director and producer Sir Peter Jackson and film academic David Court, reviewing the New1Zeala…

$10m extra for National War Memorial park

2010 May 21

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson today confirmed the government’s commitment to the National War Memorial precinct at Buckle St in Wellington. Budget 2010 commits $1…

Review to improve arts philanthropy

2009 Sep 30

A taskforce consisting of several of New Zealand's most high-profile supporters of the arts will investigate ways to improve levels of philanthropic giving in New Zealand, Minister of Arts1Cul…

Digital futures discussion document

2009 Aug 11

The options for the use of radio spectrum after digital switch-over of television services is the subject of a discussion paper released today. New Zealand’s move to digital-only television is1i…

New appointments to Film Commission

2009 Jul 13

Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson announced today three new appointments, including a new chair, to the board of the New Zealand Film Commission. Patsy Reddy, Rhiannon Evans…

Peter Jackson to review Film Commission

2009 Jun 18

Oscar award winning director and producer Peter Jackson will lead a ministerial review of the New Zealand Film Commission to ensure it is best able to serve the needs of the local industry and1commu…

Appointment to the Broadcasting Standards Authority

2009 Jun 17

Broadcasting Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of Ms Mary Shanahan to the Broadcasting Standards Authority. Ms Shanahan’s background in community law will be an asset1…

Appointment of new Chief Executive

2009 Apr 28

The State Services Commissioner, Iain Rennie, today announced the appointment of Lewis Holden to the position of Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Mr Holden is currently1De…

Government concludes broadcasting regulatory review

2009 Apr 07

Broadcasting Minister, Dr Jonathan Coleman, and Communications and Information Technology Minister, Steven Joyce, today announced that the previous government’s digital broadcasting regulatory1rev…

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