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New standalone integrity entity for sport formally established

Legislation establishing an independent body to strengthen and protect the integrity of the sport and recreation system has passed its final reading in Parliament with almost unanimous support. The Integrity Sport and Recreation Commission will be an independent Crown Entity when it is becomes operational next year.

Government announces refreshed Commemorations Programme 2023-2027

The programme of historical anniversaries to be acknowledged by the NZ Government over the next 5 years includes some of our nation’s most important events.

Creative New Zealand and NZ On Air creative professionals research released

Research just released shows that New Zealand’s creative professionals’ median income is $37,000, compared to the median of $61,800 for salary and wage earners.

Restoration work underway at iconic Turnbull House

Heritage NZ Pouhere Taonga is pleased to announce that much-anticipated seismic strengthening and restoration work on historic Turnbull House is getting underway on site this month. Nestled amongst high rises in the heart of Wellington’s Parliament Precinct, the restoration project will ensure the iconic building, once home to one of the nation’s earliest and most significant libraries, remains part of the architectural and cultural landscape for generations to come.

New Zealand’s first national register of 20th Century public artworks goes live

Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand’s new website was officially launched at Parliament on 25 July 2023. The website is a New Zealand first, providing a single place for New Zealanders to gain knowledge of 20th Century public artworks located in towns and cities across Aotearoa.