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Creative New Zealand

The Ministry manages the Crown relationship with Creative New Zealand - Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa, administering its funding and appointments to its Council, monitoring its reporting and performance measures.

Contact details

[email protected]

Tel (04) 473 0880 or 0800 CREATIVE (273 284)

Postal Address - PO Box 3806, Wellington 6140

Physical address is Level 2, 2-12 Allen Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011.

Arts Council of New Zealand

All members of the Council are appointed by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage.  Māori member appointments to the Council must be done in consultation with the Minister of Māori Development. 

Board Membership (expiry term in brackets):

Caren Rangi - Chair (March 2024)

Michael Prentice - Deputy Chair (October 2024)

Robyn Hunt (January 2026)

Kura Moeahu (January 2026)

Ane Tonga (November 2024)

Hilary Poole (November 2024)

Bonita Bigham (July 2025)

Whetū Fala (June 2025)

Janine Morrell-Gunn (September 2025)

John Ong (September 2025)

Helen Klisser-During (September 2025)

Puamiria Parata-Goodall (September 2025)

Shane Te Ruki (June 2026)

Related links

Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 2014

Creative New Zealand website

Ministry for Culture and Heritage annual reports

Ministry for Culture and Heritage agency boards and nominations


Updated on 2nd August 2023