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Innovation Funding flows, 2021 events confirmed

2021 Oct 12

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage has published details of the first 32 projects to be supported by the Cultural Sector Innovation Fund, which collectively will receive $6.5 million.…

Celebrating a quarter century of MMP

2021 Oct 12

Today, 12 October 2021, marks the 25th anniversary of the first general election held under the mixed member proportional (MMP) voting system in Aotearoa New Zealand, says Manatū Taonga Ministry for…

He Tahua Pūtea Mā Ngā Kaupapa Hītori E Kōkirihia Ana E Te Hapori / Funding Available For Community-led History Projects

2021 Sep 30

E whakahau ana te Manatū Taonga i te hunga e kōkiri ana i ngā kaupapa hītori a te hapori ki te tono pūtea i ngā tahua pūtea a Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho Piki Ake! Kake Ake! me Whiria te Mahara i…

Applications open for Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund

2021 Sep 24

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage is now accepting applications for the 2022 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund, and communities across the motu are encouraged to apply for funding to…

Commemorating New Zealand’s military operations in Malaya and Malaysia

2021 Sep 15

New Zealanders are invited to participate in online activities to honour those who served in New Zealand’s post-Second World War military operations in Malaya and Malaysia. The usual annual…

Two-week extension for Regional Culture and Heritage Fund applicants

2021 Sep 02

Applicants to the sixth round of the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund (RCHF) now have a two week extension to ready their applications, Pou Mataaho o Te Hua Deputy Chief Executive Delivery at…

National Merchant Navy Day Commemoration: Friday 3 September

2021 Aug 30

While the national commemoration to honour those who served in the Merchant Navy during wartime is unable to proceed this week due to current COVID-19 alert levels, New Zealanders are welcome to…

Te Urungi: Innovating Aotearoa Taranaki and Te Tai Tokerau event rescheduling

2021 Aug 24

In the interests of keeping everyone safe and giving people certainty, Manatū Taonga has made the decision to reschedule the Ngāmotu New Plymouth Te Urungi: Innovating Aotearoa event that was…

Cancelled: Vietnam Veterans’ Day commemoration – COVID-19 update

2021 Aug 17

The commemoration to mark Vietnam Veterans’ Day on Wednesday 18 August at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington has been cancelled due to the nationwide move to COVID-19 Alert Level 4. …

Hon Chris Finlayson and Claire Szabó appointed to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra board

2021 Aug 03

Hon Chris Finlayson QC and Claire Szabó have been appointed as new members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Te Tira Pūoro o Aotearoa (NZSO) board for three-year terms, starting 1 August 2021.…

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