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Ministers' Releases

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…

$6 million for Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery

2010 Jul 02

The Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery will receive a Government grant of $6 million for its redevelopment project, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced1today. "…

Sir Peter Jackson review of Film Commision welcomed

2010 Jul 01

Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson has received the final report of award winning director and producer Sir Peter Jackson and film academic David Court, reviewing the New1Zeala…

Review to improve arts philanthropy

2009 Sep 30

A taskforce consisting of several of New Zealand's most high-profile supporters of the arts will investigate ways to improve levels of philanthropic giving in New Zealand, Minister of Arts1Cul…

New appointments to Film Commission

2009 Jul 13

Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson announced today three new appointments, including a new chair, to the board of the New Zealand Film Commission. Patsy Reddy, Rhiannon Evans…

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