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Ministers' Releases

Funding for Masterton Shearing Museum

2017 Aug 17

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced government funding for Masterton’s Shear History Trust. “The Trust has developed a museum dedicated to the national story of sheep1an…

Government funding for Auckland's St James Theatre

2017 Aug 11

Auckland’s historic St James Theatre is receiving $1.5 million in government backing from the Heritage EQUIP fund for privately-owned, earthquake prone buildings. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister…

Grant to strengthen iconic Lambretta’s Café

2017 Aug 07

A $94,700 Government grant from the Earthquake Upgrade Incentive Programme, Heritage EQUIP, will strengthen the historic building which is home to Nelson’s iconic Lambretta’s Café, Building and1…

Battle of Passchendaele competition winners announced

2017 Jul 25

Education Minister Nikki Kaye and the Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have announced the winning students who will be flying to Belgium to attend the 100th anniversary commemorations …

Funding for Stewart Island heritage centre

2017 Jul 21

A new purpose-built heritage centre on Stewart Island will receive more than $1 million in Government funding, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced in Oban today. “I’m v…

‘Luck of the Draw’ project explores conscription

2017 Jul 11

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says a project by 8 young New Zealand artists will spark new conversations on conscription and give us all a better understanding of its place in our1h…

Funding for Foxton's new multi-purpose community facility

2017 Jul 10

A new multi-purpose community facility in Foxton will receive more than a million dollars in government funding from the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund (RCHF). Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister1…

Historic Wellington buildings transfer

2017 Jun 29

Two historic Wellington buildings are being transferred from DOC into the care of Heritage New Zealand from tomorrow. Conservation and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says Turnbull1Ho…

Hundertwasser Arts Centre set to go ahead

2017 Jun 16

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry say the Whangarei Art Museum Trust will receive up to $3 million towards its bespoke project to build a…

$4m grant to Hawke's Bay Opera House

2017 Jun 08

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says Hawke’s Bay Opera House in Hastings will receive $4 million in funding for seismic strengthening from the Regional Culture and Heritage1Fund. …

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