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Bill to streamline Creative NZ passes first reading

2010 Aug 19

A bill which will streamline the governance of Creative New Zealand, improving its effectiveness and freeing up resources, passed its first reading in the House last night by a unanimous1vote. Th…

Provincial Rugby

2010 Aug 12

The passion and parochialism of provincial rugby has helped to give the game a special place in New Zealand’s social and sporting history. With the ITM Cup competition underway, we've lined up1bri…

New service for vision impaired audiences

2010 Aug 12

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman and Associate Disability Issues Minister Pansy Wong are today applauding funding for a new pilot service that allows people with impaired vision to follow1tele…

Flags to be half-masted tomorrow

2010 Aug 10

  At the request of the Prime Minister, the Honourable John Key, the New Zealand Flag is to be half-masted on all Government and public buildings on Wednesday 11 August 2010, to mark the funeral …

New appointments to Te Papa Board

2010 Aug 09

Philip Carter and Wendy Lai have been appointed to the Board of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Christopher Finlayson announced1today. …

Funding for 2011 Waitangi Day activities opens today

2010 Aug 09

Waitangi Day 2011 is set to be filled with colourful events around the country thanks to community funding made available through the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. The Commemorating Waitangi…

Merchant Navy Day

2010 Aug 09

September 3 will be recognised by the Government as Merchant Navy Day, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today. The Merchant Navy played a critical role1durin…

Lotteries fund for RWC

2010 Jul 30

Public events as part of next year's nationwide Rugby World Cup festival will be supported by a new $9.5 million lotteries fund, Rugby World Cup Minister Murray McCully and Internal Affairs Minister…

Major new feature on Waikato region in Te Ara – Encyclopedia of New Zealand

2010 Jul 21

A significant new feature on the Waikato region will be launched at the Waikato Museum on 31 May. Written by Te Ara Managing Editor Nancy Swarbrick, who grew up in Hamilton, this exhaustive entry cove…

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

2010 Jul 20

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. "…

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