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Ministers' Releases

Architecture Award further recognition of Frankfurt Book Fair success

2014 May 10

A top architecture award for New Zealand’s Guest of Honour Pavilion at the Frankfurt Book Fair is further recognition of New Zealand’s excellent programme as Guest of Honour at the world’s1lar…

New Arts Council members appointed

2014 Mar 18

Thirteen inaugural members have been appointed to the new Arts Council, established by the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 2014, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finl…

Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Bill passes

2014 Jan 30

The House last night passed the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Bill, which will streamline the governance of Creative New Zealand and improve its effectiveness. The bill addresses the1pr…

New Zealand publishers build on Frankfurt Book Fair success

2013 Oct 10

New Zealand has another strong presence at the Frankfurt Book Fair, which opened today in Germany, building on the success of its Guest of Honour appearance last year, Minister for Arts, Culture and…

Appointments to NZSO Board

2013 Aug 28

Paul McArthur has been appointed to the Board of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and members Peter Diessl and Roger Taylor have been re-appointed, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage1Christop…

Minister congratulates Top of the Lake on Emmy nominations

2013 Jul 19

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson has congratulated everyone who worked on acclaimed filmmaker Jane Campion's New Zealand-filmed mini-series Top of the Lake on1receivin…

Minister expresses condolences at the passing of Barbara Anderson

2013 Mar 25

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today paid tribute to the life of author Barbara Anderson, who passed away yesterday aged 86. “Barbara Anderson was one of our finest…

New crowd-funding website Boosted welcomed

2013 Mar 21

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Christopher Finlayson has welcomed Boosted, the Arts Foundation’s new philanthropic crowd-funding platform, saying it will encourage greater private sector…

Minister Finlayson to represent Government at Papal Inauguration Mass

2013 Mar 15

Hon Chris Finlayson will represent the New Zealand Government at the Inauguration Mass of Pope Francis I in Rome on 19 March. “This will be a momentous occasion for the worldwide Catholic commun…

Appointment of new Creative New Zealand Chair

2013 Mar 04

Dr Richard Grant has been appointed chair of the Arts Council of Creative New Zealand, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today. Dr Grant replaces Alastair1…

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