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PM congratulates New Year 2020 Honours recipients

2019 Dec 31

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated the diverse group of New Zealanders recognised for their contributions to the country and their communities in the New Year 2020 Honours List.1  Th…

New partnership to boost screen sector job opportunities

2019 Dec 14

Auckland’s growing screen sector is the catalyst for a new partnership between the Ministry of Social Development and Auckland’s economic development agency Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

Appointment to Arts Council of New Zealand

2019 Apr 29

Award winning writer Briar Grace-Smith, Kapiti, is appointed to the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa (Creative NZ), Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Carmel Sepuloni1anno…

Speech for the Launch of Te Ora Auaha: Creative Wellbeing Alliance Aotearoa

2019 Apr 03

Thank you for inviting me here to help celebrate the launch of Te Ora Auaha: Creative Wellbeing Alliance Aotearoa. I want to take a moment first to acknowledge all the New Zealanders affected by1t…

New appointments to the Film Commission

2019 Mar 05

Aucklanders Sandra Kailahi and Anthony (Ant) Timpson have been appointed to the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC), Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Carmel Sepuloni announced1today…

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