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Ministers' Releases

Film Co-production Agreement signed with South Africa

2011 Sep 15

A film co-production agreement between New Zealand and South Africa will benefit the creative industries in both countries, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson said1today. …

NZ Symphony Orchestra board members appointed

2011 Aug 30

Not-for-profit sector fundraiser Lisa Bates has been appointed to the board of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and current members Colleen Marshal and Roger Taylor have been re-appointed,1Minist…

Film Commission review incorporated in screen industry work programme

2011 Jun 22

The work programme considering government support for the screen sector, including its response to the review of the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) by Sir Peter Jackson and David Court, has been…

NZ to be Guest of Honour at Frankfurt Book Fair

2011 Jun 02

New Zealand will be the Guest of Honour at the prestigious 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair, Arts Minister Christopher Finlayson announced today. “The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s most prestigio…

Arts Minister welcomes New Zealand Music Month

2011 May 01

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today welcomed the beginning of the 11th New Zealand Music Month, saying it was a great way to sample from the full range of local music off…

Sistema Aotearoa youth orchestra initiative launched

2011 Apr 19

A new Government initiative will give young people the chance to participate in orchestral music, Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson said today. Mr Finlayson today launched1S…

Report outlines ways to grow philanthropic giving

2010 Dec 17

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today welcomed a new report of the Cultural Philanthropy Taskforce, which makes six key recommendations to increase charitable giving to the…

New appointments to NZ Film Commission board

2010 Sep 27

Producer and director Chris Hampson and production house general manager Cameron Harland  have been appointed to the board of the New Zealand Film Commission, Minister for Arts and Culture1Christop…

Bill to streamline Creative NZ passes first reading

2010 Aug 19

A bill which will streamline the governance of Creative New Zealand, improving its effectiveness and freeing up resources, passed its first reading in the House last night by a unanimous1vote. Th…

Appointments to Creative New Zealand Arts Board

2010 Jul 07

Artist and advocate Anne Rush and the former chair of the Whitirea Community Law Centre Jocelyn Afford have been appointed as members of the Creative New Zealand Arts Board, and current chair of the…

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