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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.…

New chair for New Zealand Symphony Orchestra board

2019 May 22

Musician and internationally experienced board director Laurence Kubiak has been appointed as the new chair of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Board, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and1Heri…

Latest heritage buildings to benefit from Government fund

2019 May 16

Ten heritage buildings from across New Zealand will have a more secure future, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Grant Robertson announced today. The Heritage EQUIP earthquake1stre…

Government mourns the loss of Ta Hekenukumai Busby

2019 May 11

Ko te marae e tau nei kua tarehua E mihi ana ki te whenua E tangi ana ki te tangata He tai! He tai!He tai papaki ki waho o Rehua He tai mihinga tangata He tai1mate …

Minister to attend G7 Tech for Humanity meeting on cyber collaboration visit to Europe

2019 May 10

Hon Kris Faafoi will attend the “Tech for Humanity” meeting of G7 Digital Ministers in Paris next week, and has added a further number of cyber engagements to planned travel to support the1Gover…

NZ On Air appointments strengthen governance and experience

2019 May 08

Philip Broughton and Linda Clark have been appointed to the NZ on Air board, Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Hon Kris Faafoi announced today. “Linda Clark brings both1…

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