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Public reception for world champion Silver Ferns

2019 Aug 16

A reception will be held at Parliament later this month for the world champion Silver Ferns, and the public are invited to join in the celebrations. The Silver Ferns defeated three-time defending1…

Government investment to help reopen Rotorua Museum

2019 Aug 13

Significant investment from two government funds will help reopen the Rotorua Museum, provide better care for and access to the Museum’s collection of taonga, and create jobs, Prime Minister1Jacin…

Sir Brian Lochore – one of the All Black greats

2019 Aug 04

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson today acknowledged the passing of New Zealand rugby legend Sir Brian Lochore at the age of 78 following a battle with cancer. “Sir Brian is one of1t…

Focus on cyber security intensified to keep Kiwis safe online and grow economy

2019 Jul 02

Funding from Budget 2019 and a revised Cyber Security Strategy released today will intensify the Government’s focus on cyber security, Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Ho…

New Zealand’s first national historic landmark announced

2019 Jun 27

Te Pitowhenua Waitangi Treaty Grounds is the country’s first National Historic Landmark, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Grant Robertson announced at Waitangi today. The new1pr…

Budget 2019 funding recognises creative community

2019 Jun 13

The vital contribution and huge value the creative sector brings to New Zealand is recognised in this year’s Budget with $11.157 million over four years for two new initiatives, the Minister for A…

Fund gives more opportunities to participate in Para sport

2019 Jun 12

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson today announced a partnership with Paralympics New Zealand to distribute the $44,000 Sport and Recreation discretionary fund.   The fund will be1ta…

Construction begins on Metro Sports Facility pool

2019 Jun 07

Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson, Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel turned the sod today on the construction of a new1indo…

Late pioneering athlete recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

2019 Jun 03

Sport & Recreation Minister Grant Robertson today acknowledged the late Yvette Corlett (nee Williams) who has become a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. “This is a special1re…

Speech for the Museums Aotearoa 2019 Conference

2019 May 23

Tēnā koutou katoa, fa’atalofa atu, malo e lelei, greetings to you all.  I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak to you at the Museums Aotearoa Conference for the second year in a1row.…

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