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John Key - Speech On Pike River Mine Tragedy

2010 Nov 24

Speech by Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister, 24 November 2010, on the Pike River Mine tragedy This afternoon New Zealand has been devastated by the news we have all been dreading.   A second explo…

Visitors flock to see Ron Mueck sculptures at Christchurch

2010 Nov 12

Ron Mueck has become the most popular paid-entry exhibition ever to be shown at Christchurch Art Gallery, with a total of 36,000 people visiting in its first six weeks. Since it opened on 21Octobe…

Sale of Sir Edmund Hillary watches

2010 Nov 12

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage has sought expert opinions regarding the status of six watches formerly owned by Sir Edmund Hillary, and recently offered for auction in Switzerland. These1opi…

Speech to the SPADA Conference 2010 (12 Nov 2010)

2010 Nov 12

Speech made by Broadcasting Minister 2008-2011 Jonathan Coleman. Thank you for inviting me to speak at this year's SPADA conference.  It's a great opportunity to celebrate the successes of the la…

Swiss ovation for NZSO a highlight of dream tour

2010 Nov 07

The NZSO flew the flag for New Zealand music in Switzerland, performing works by David Farquhar and Ross Harris, as well as Douglas Lilburn's Aotearoa. Music Director Pietari Inkinen led two1encore…

New Te Papa chair and board member appointed

2010 Nov 03

Sir Wira Gardiner has been appointed as Chair of the Board of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and Fiona Campbell appointed as a member of the Board, Minister for Arts Culture and1Heri…

Commemorations over the next five years

2010 Nov 01

In December 2009 Cabinet decided to adopt a formal commemorations policy, to be administered by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage with oversight from an Interdepartmental Steering Committee.1The…

New appointments to Pacific Radio Trust board

2010 Oct 28

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of Sandra Kailahi and Uluomatootua Saulaulu Aiono to the National Pacific Radio Trust board.  Sandra Kailahi is a presenter…

Celebrating the resilient heritage of a city

2010 Oct 26

“Beca Heritage Week celebrates heritage as a vital component of the city’s unique identity and this year it will be a chance to rally together in support of heritage recovery. It will also be a…

Canterbury heritage is on the mend

2010 Oct 26

An exceptional pool of expertise is available as heritage recovery gets underway in Christchurch. Heritage and character buildings contribute significantly to the identity and character of the City1…

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