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Government invests to support a classic Kiwi summer

2021 Nov 30

Beehive media release. Vaccinated New Zealanders can look forward to Kiwi summer events with confidence, while artists and crew will have more certainty, following the launch of details of the1Art…

Government helps Pasifika Festivals to ride the COVID wave

2021 Nov 23

Beehive media release. As we transition into a new way of managing COVID and take steps towards giving vaccinated New Zealanders more freedoms to enjoy Aotearoa’s arts and culture, 19 Pasifika f…

Government helps protect jobs and incomes for Arts and Culture sector

2021 Sep 29

Beehive media release. The Government will provide a targeted support package of repriortised funding to protect jobs and incomes in the arts and culture sector as it faces the ongoing challenges1…

Aotearoa mourns passing of creative icon Billy Apple

2021 Sep 06

Beehive media release. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Carmel Sepuloni has expressed her condolences at the passing of Billy Apple, one of New Zealand’s most influential artists. “Today1…

More creative spaces to support participation in the arts

2021 Aug 17

Beehive media release. More people will be able to find social connection, and practice and participate in the arts through further funding for 36 creative spaces across the motu, Arts, Culture1an…

Government offers formal apology for Dawn Raids

2021 Aug 01

Beehive media release. A formal and unreserved apology for the Dawn Raids The Government will offer education scholarships as part of the apology Manaaki New Zealand Short Term Scholarship…

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…

‘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…

Inspiring creativity through cultural installations and events

2021 Apr 09

Beehive media release. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Carmel Sepuloni has today announced the opening of the first round of Ngā Puninga Toi ā-Ahurea me ngā Kaupapa Cultural Installations1a…

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