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Ministers' Releases

$4 million for Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth

2011 Jun 27

The Government will provide a $4 million grant for the Len Lye Centre project which is to be built immediately adjacent to New Plymouth’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Minister for Arts, Culture1an…

NZ Historic Places Trust board member appointed

2011 Jun 24

Businessman Brian McGuinness has been appointed to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Board of Trustees, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today. Mr1McG…

Phase one of National War Memorial Park completed

2011 Apr 20

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today marked the completion of the first phase of development on the new National War Memorial Park in Wellington, meaning the new public1spac…

Minister pays tribute to Dame Judith Binney

2011 Feb 16

Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today paid tribute to the life and career of Dame Judith Binney, who passed away last night. “Dame Judith was a leader in a number of1fie…

Waitangi National Trust Board governance modernised

2011 Jan 28

The governance structure of the Waitangi National Trust Board will be modernised to reflect the cultural and historical importance of the Treaty grounds at Waitangi, Arts, Culture and Heritage1Min…

National War Memorial Advisory Board members appointed

2010 Dec 16

Lt General (Rtd) Don McIver has been appointed to the National War Memorial Advisory Council after being elected as President of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association, and the1i…

New Te Papa chair and board member appointed

2010 Nov 03

Sir Wira Gardiner has been appointed as Chair of the Board of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and Fiona Campbell appointed as a member of the Board, Minister for Arts Culture and1Heri…

Assistance for Canterbury region heritage building repairs

2010 Sep 17

The Government will contribute up to $10 million in addition to local funding to assist with the repair, restoration and strengthening of heritage and character buildings in the Canterbury region, M…

Merchant Navy Day

2010 Aug 09

September 3 will be recognised by the Government as Merchant Navy Day, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today. The Merchant Navy played a critical role1durin…

$10m extra for National War Memorial park

2010 May 21

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson today confirmed the government’s commitment to the National War Memorial precinct at Buckle St in Wellington. Budget 2010 commits $1…

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