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Waikato-Tainui settlement story launched on 25th anniversary of Treaty signing

2020 May 22

  The story of the Waikato-Tainui Treaty process and its enduring impact on the community is being told with a five-part web story launched today on the 25th anniversary of settlement,1announc…

Applications invited for $7 million Regional Culture and Heritage Fund

2020 Feb 12

Applications are now open for the fifth round of the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Grant Robertson announced today.   “I am delighted to1o…

New grants for seismic strengthening of heritage buildings

2020 Feb 07

Heritage buildings throughout New Zealand will benefit from the $1.1 million in Heritage EQUIP funding grants announced today. “These grants for seismic strengthening projects help private build…

Government invests in kaupapa waka hourua

2020 Feb 04

More New Zealanders are set to learn about the incredible navigational and voyaging prowess of early Māori and Pacific settlers who arrived here more than seven centuries ago. Prime Minister1Jaci…

Waitangi Day marked by community events

2020 Jan 31

New Zealanders will come together at community events across local marae, parks, schools and atop maunga to commemorate Waitangi Day, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage1Jacin…

Tuia 250 ending is just the beginning

2019 Dec 17

The telling of our history that has been encouraged by Tuia – Encounters 250 must continue and the Government will play its part, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. She was speaking at Tuahuru1…

Prime Minster Delivers Erebus Apology

2019 Nov 28

E aku manukura, tēnā koutou. He kupu whakamahara tēnei i te aituā nui i Te Tiri o Te Moana, i Erebus I runga i tētahi maunga tiketike i riro atu rā tētahi hunga i arohanuitia E murimuri…

Government supports new theatre in Waikato

2019 Oct 31

The Waikato will soon be home to a world-class 1300-seat theatre, providing more local jobs and a boost for tourism thanks to a $12 million investment from the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund.…

New Zealand Wars commemorations highlight importance of our history

2019 Oct 28

The commemoration of the New Zealand Wars highlights the importance of learning our history in order to understand who we are today, Prime Minister Jacinda Arden said. Te Pūtake o te Riri, He Rā…

New grants for earthquake prone heritage buildings

2019 Oct 18

Seismic strengthening projects throughout New Zealand will benefit from the latest Heritage EQUIP funding grants totalling $1.87 million announced today. Grant Robertson says the projects include …

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