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Arts Access Awards winners an inspiration

2015 Jul 02

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry and Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner congratulate the winners of the eighth annual Arts Access Awards for their work in providing access to1th…

Value of arts to New Zealanders highlighted

2015 Jun 16

Newly released research shows more Kiwis enjoy and value the arts than ever before, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says. This evening Ms Barry will launch Creative New1Zealand’…

Minister pays tribute to Jack Body

2015 May 11

Composer Jack Body made an enormous contribution to the development and recognition of New Zealand music here and overseas, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says. Mr Body, 70, died…

Te Matatini showcases outstanding kapa haka

2015 Mar 07

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival organisers for another outstanding celebration of Māori traditional performing arts. View1o…

New appointment to Arts Council

2015 Jan 30

Michael Moynahan has been appointed a member of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Maggie Barry announced today. “I am very pleased to have1som…

Minister expresses condolences at the passing of Sir Ian Athfield

2015 Jan 20

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry today paid tribute to the life of renowned architect Sir Ian Athfield KNZM, who has passed away aged 74. “Sir Ian Athfield has played a major1par…

Minister unveils Hawke’s Bay sculpture

2014 Dec 06

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry today unveils a public sculpture in Napier called “The Gold of the Kowhai”. Image is courtesy of MTG Hawke's Bay. The gilded work, by New1…

Pacific arts celebrated and honoured

2014 Nov 05

The amazing range of Pacific arts in New Zealand was celebrated tonight at an award ceremony in Wellington. Minister for Pacific Peoples Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga congratulated all the winners of the1C…

Appointments to New Zealand Symphony Orchestra board

2014 Jul 01

Peter Biggs and Bronwen Holdsworth have been appointed to the board of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and members Donald Best, Lisa Bates and Roger Taylor have been reappointed, Minister for1Art…

Funding for youth cultural initiatives

2014 Jun 12

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Chris Finlayson and Minister of Youth Affairs Nikki Kaye today announced $50,000 from the Ministry of Youth Development to support youth participation in1t…

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