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First World War video series launched

2017 Mar 28

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says New Zealand’s First World War stories have been brought to life through a series of short animated videos, with the first released today. “The…

First Heritage EQUIP grants allocated

2017 Mar 28

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says two industrial buildings will receive the first funding from a new grant specifically for earthquake strengthening privately-owned heritage1buildi…

Congrats to Special Olympics team

2017 Mar 27

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner say the New Zealand Special Olympics team should be extremely proud of its outstanding results at the 2017 Sp…

Three New Zealand Films to Screen at Hot Docs

2017 Mar 23

Three New Zealand films will screen at Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary film festival. Slavko Martinov’s Pecking Order and Florian Habicht’s Spookers will each have their world1prem…

Iconic Ghost in the Shell Set Piece Now On Public Display in Wellington

2017 Mar 23

In the lead-up to Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures’ Ghost in the Shell U.S. premiere in New York on 29 March, an iconic costume from the film has been unveiled at the Weta Cave on1Wellingt…

Jenny Shipley to visit Whitianga to help progress Cook 250

2017 Mar 23

Good turnout and a positive reception to the Cook Journey themes Events that celebrate the November 2019 anniversary of Captain James Cook’s visit to Te Whanganui a Hei are gaining momentum locally,…

Play.Sport having an impact one year on

2017 Mar 22

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says up to 20,000 children are benefiting from a pilot programme which seeks to transform the way physical education (PE) is taught in1schools.   “W…

Memorial unveiling strengthens New Zealand-Turkish ties

2017 Mar 21

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the ties between New Zealand and Turkey were strengthened further today with the unveiling of the Turkish Memorial at Pukeahu National War1Memoria…

Anzac Day commemorations in 2017 to focus on the Western Front

2017 Mar 16

New Zealand’s international First World War commemorations this year will focus on the Western Front, with Anzac Day-related ceremonies in France and Belgium and the centenary commemorations of the1…

Largest Literary Festival Launches Expansive Programme

2017 Mar 15

The 18th Auckland Writers Festival takes to the sea, the pavement, festival halls and a glittering pop-up venue in its most ambitious programme yet, which sees a record 42 international writers,1histo…

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