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Design for Pacific Islands Memorial revealed

At a ceremony in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in October, Hon Carmel Sepuloni and His Excellency Fisa Pihigia, High Commissioner for Niue unveiled a marquette model of the Pacific Islands Memorial which will be installed in late April 2019.

Strengthening our national archives and libraries

A new programme of work is underway to strengthen the contribution our national archives and libraries can make to New Zealand’s culture and democracy.

Arts continue to deliver value for New Zealanders

More than 2.19 million New Zealanders attended arts activities funded by Creative New Zealand according to its annual report for 2017/18.

NZ screens and airwaves to be filled with stimulating new factual stories next year

Factual story-telling that reveals more of who we are, the land we live in feature in a strong new line-up of NZ On Air-funded content for 2019.

NZSO to offer more Shed Series concerts and new Baroque Series in 2019

The NZSO will tour a new baroque music series in 2019 & expand its innovative Shed Series concerts in Wellington.