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Major boost to support disabled people in sport and recreation

2019 Oct 11

The Coalition Government has announced an action plan to improve the wellbeing of disabled New Zealanders by addressing inequalities in play, active recreation and sport. The initiative includes1t…

Cultural Ministers Meeting

2019 Oct 09

Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Carmel Sepuloni will represent the government at Australia’s Meeting of Cultural Ministers in Adelaide this week. “This year’s meeting is1specia…

Boost for women in high performance sport

2019 Oct 07

An additional $2.7 million has been announced for the Government Strategy for Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation on the first anniversary of the strategy’s launch. Sport and1Recreati…

Pacific and Māori voyaging heritage celebrated for Tuia 250

2019 Oct 05

New Zealand’s Pacific and Māori voyaging heritage is acknowledged and celebrated today as waka of the Tuia 250 voyage flotilla arrive in Tūranga / Gisborne. “Today we celebrate Tangata1Whenu…

Cyber security capacity building in the Pacific

2019 Sep 13

Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Kris Faafoi today announced a new initiative to support Pacific countries to respond to1cybe…

NZ history to be taught in all schools

2019 Sep 12

New Zealand history will be taught in all schools and kura by 2022, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. “This Government is committed to a better1…

Minister acknowledges Ray Henwood

2019 Aug 26

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Jacinda Ardern has acknowledged the passing of actor Ray Henwood. “Ray Henwood made an immense contribution to New Zealand culture. “My thoughts and1sympa…

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…

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