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Govt support for upgrade of Eden Park players facilities

2021 Jul 27

Beehive media release. Minister for Sport and Recreation Hon Grant Robertson has announced funding to upgrade the players facilities at Eden Park ahead of upcoming Women’s World Cup1events. Ed…

Exemption granted for Wallabies to enter NZ

2021 Jul 27

Beehive media release. Bledisloe Cup rugby will be played in New Zealand after the Australian rugby team received an economic exemption to enter New Zealand. Travel between Australia and New1Zea…

Matariki holiday dates for next thirty years announced

2021 Jul 02

Beehive media release. Hei tā Peeni Henare, te Minita Tuarua Taupua mō te Manatū Taonga, rāua ko Michael Wood o te Workplace Relations and Safety, kua pānuitia e te Kāwanatanga ngā rā o te…

Congratulations to the Black Caps – World Champions

2021 Jun 24

Beehive media release. Minister of Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson has congratulated the Black Caps as the deserved winners of the inaugural World Test Cricket Championship. “The Black1Ca…

Drug Free Sport supported to deal with new doping challenges

2021 Jun 21

Beehive media release. Drug Free Sport New Zealand will receive a funding boost to respond to some of the emerging doping challenges across international sport. The additional $4.3 million over1…

Farewelling sports administrator and philanthropist Sir Eion Edgar

2021 Jun 14

Beehive media release. Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson today expressed his sorrow at the passing of Sir Eion Edgar – a leading sports administrator and celebrated philanthropist1wh…

Government recognises David McPhail’s contribution to New Zealand comedy and television

2021 May 14

Beehive Media Release Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni today pays tribute to David Alexander McPhail (11 April 1945 – 14 May 2021) – New Zealand comedian, actor, produce…

Government support boosts Arts and Culture sector

2021 May 11

Beehive Press Release Government support for the cultural sector to help it recover from the impact of COVID-19 has resulted in more cultural sector jobs predicted through to 2026, and the sector …

‘Lua Wave’ to future-proof Pasifika Festivals in Aotearoa

2021 May 06

Beehive media release. Pasifika festival organisers will receive additional support to adapt to the COVID-19 environment thanks to the Government’s newly launched ‘Lua Wave’ component of the…

New Pilot to unlock cultural potential in communities

2021 Apr 30

Beehive Media Release Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Carmel Sepuloni today announced Manatū Taonga (Ministry for Culture and Heritage) is now accepting applications from cultural sector1orga…

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