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Seismic funding supports all manner of heritage buildings

2018 Jun 27

Iconic Wellington landmark The Manor, a building that houses Nelson’s famed Lambretta’s café and a Christchurch substation are to receive funding for earthquake strengthening, acting Minister1f…

High praise for Aotearoa’s museums and galleries

2018 May 22

Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni has praised the museum and gallery sector for its dedication to conserving, documenting and sharing Aotearoa’s diverse arts,1cultu…

Lest We Forget - Commemorating Anzac Day 2018

2018 Apr 26

As people join in Anzac Day services throughout the country it is timely to reflect on the final days of a war which took its toll on those serving abroad and those at home, says Associate Arts,1Cul…

Remembering the victims, survivors and rescuers of the Wahine tragedy

2018 Apr 10

Prime Minister and Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Wahine disaster at an event in Wellington today. “Today we acknowledge the1p…

Pacific Island Memorial competition underway

2018 Mar 23

A competition to design the Pacific Island Memorial in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington is opening today, the Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni has1to…

He Rā Maumahara: national commemoration recognises New Zealand Wars for the first time

2018 Mar 12

The inaugural national commemoration of the New Zealand Wars has been held in the Bay of Islands, attended by Crown/Māori Relations Minister Kelvin Davis, Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage1Minis…

Celebrating a pivotal moment in history

2018 Feb 23

Prime Minister and Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern has today announced the appointment of Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr as co-chair of the Tuia 250 National Coordinating Committee1comme…

Waitangi Day marked across the country

2018 Feb 01

Waitangi Day will see people throughout Aotearoa joining together to mark the signing of our country’s foundation document Te Tiriti o Waitangi and commemorating it in a variety of ways, Minister1…

Heritage buildings receive helping hand

2018 Jan 16

A 150-year-old pub is among three heritage buildings to receive funding to help with earthquake strengthening, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern announced today. The Hurunui H…

PM to meet families over Erebus National Memorial

2017 Nov 28

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has paid tribute to the victims of the Erebus tragedy on the 38th anniversary of the disaster and says she will meet with families to progress a long overdue national1mem…

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