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Whakatane Museum receives $1.5m grant

2016 Oct 27

Whakatane’s Museum and Research Centre has received a $1.5m Government grant for its major redevelopment project, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry announced today. Minister Maggie B…

Changes to modernise election broadcasting

2016 Oct 20

Justice and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams says a planned refresh of the outdated format of election broadcasts will modernise them in time for the 2017 General Election. Ms Adams announced today tha…

French memorial design finalists exhibited

2016 Oct 19

Four striking designs for the French memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington go on public display tonight, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says. The designs,1sele…

Nelson School of Music receives $1.5m grant

2016 Oct 04

Restoration of the Nelson School of Music’s 1901 auditorium will receive a grant of $1.5 million, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. “I’m delighted this local landma…

Minister welcomes new media sector fund

2016 Sep 23

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has welcomed NZ On Air’s response to the changing needs of the sector with the NZ Media Fund. “NZ On Air is responding to the rapidly shifting media sector and1toda…

New theatre for thriving Auckland arts scene

2016 Sep 23

Auckland’s thriving arts scene will be well served by the state-of-the-art new ASB Waterfront Theatre opened today, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says. “The ASB Waterfront1Theat…

Western Front experience captured in new book

2016 Sep 20

A new book capturing the experiences of New Zealand soldiers on the Western Front during the First World War is a vivid and detailed account of a pivotal event in our nation’s history, Arts, Culture…

Govt invests $3m in showcase for Lions Series

2016 Sep 20

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman say the Government is investing $3 million via the Major Events Development Fund to showcase Kiwi1culture…

Congrats to all our Kiwi Rio Paralympians

2016 Sep 19

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner say the country is extremely proud of what our Paralympians achieved in Rio.  “Our 31 Kiwi Paralympians ac…

Canadian co-production agreement signed

2016 Sep 14

A new film co-production agreement signed between New Zealand and Canada will build on the strong screen sector relationships linking both countries, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry1s…

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