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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…

New Zealand’s war effort showcased in Country Lads

2011 Apr 13

A film of poignant significance to ANZAC Day, made in 1941 by the National Film Unit, has been remastered and released online by Archives New Zealand.  Country Lads, the first film made by the Nat…

New office space found for leading Christchurch arts organisations

2011 Apr 12

Christchurch arts organisations left homeless after the February earthquake are being provided with office space through a partnership between Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology1(CPI…

The Six Dollar Fifty Man

2011 Apr 11

Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland’s short film ‘The Six Dollar Fifty Man’ continues to win international film festival awards, adding the recent Heart of Gold International Film Festival Best…

Christchurch earthquake recovery: A role for the arts?

2011 Apr 08

Christchurch earthquake recovery: A role for the arts? Implications and opportunities Strategic Forum held 8 April 2011 at the St James Hospitality Suite, Wellington Hosted by Arts Wellington (i…

Minister announces waka plan for RWC

2011 Apr 06

A high-impact Māori cultural promotion of New Zealand is being planned for Auckland’s waterfront during the Rugby World Cup. The programme will be hosted in a waka-shaped pavilion close to1Q…

Pint-sized composer to make NZSO history

2011 Apr 01

He’s a pint-sized boy in school uniform who lives in suburban Christchurch with his Mum Julie and Dad, Bill. But next week, eight-year-old Bob Gaudin makes music history in New Zealand. He’s1a…

Screen industry survey 2009/2010

2011 Mar 30

The value of the New Zealand screen industry held steady for the year ending March 2010, at just under $3 billion, Statistics New Zealand said today. It was a year of continuing trends – the post-…

Calling for nominations for the 2011 Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement

2011 Mar 28

New Zealanders are being asked to nominate outstanding New Zealand writers for this year’s Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement in the following1areas: poetry fiction non-fict…

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…

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