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French Memorial for Pukeahu chosen

2016 Nov 11

Hon Maggie Barry Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Craig Foss Minister of Veteran’s Affairs French Memorial for Pukeahu chosen Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry1…

US Secretary of State to visit NZ

2016 Nov 05

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the announcement that US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit New Zealand next week. “The upcoming visit by Secretary Kerry is a valuable1opportuni…

Gore arts centre receives $110,000

2016 Nov 04

The future of the historic Muka Studio press has been safeguarded thanks to an $110,000 Government grant for the Eastern Southland Gallery in Gore, Arts, Culture & Heritage Minister Maggie Barry h…

Whakatane Museum receives $1.5m grant

2016 Oct 27

Whakatane’s Museum and Research Centre has received a $1.5m Government grant for its major redevelopment project, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry announced today. Minister Maggie B…

French memorial design finalists exhibited

2016 Oct 19

Four striking designs for the French memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington go on public display tonight, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says. The designs,1sele…

Nelson School of Music receives $1.5m grant

2016 Oct 04

Restoration of the Nelson School of Music’s 1901 auditorium will receive a grant of $1.5 million, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. “I’m delighted this local landma…

Western Front experience captured in new book

2016 Sep 20

A new book capturing the experiences of New Zealand soldiers on the Western Front during the First World War is a vivid and detailed account of a pivotal event in our nation’s history, Arts, Culture…

National Commemoration to remember war in France

2016 Aug 21

New Zealander’s experiences in France during the First World War will be remembered in a special national commemoration on Sunday 18 September, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says.…

Historic pa and redoubt returned to Waikato-Tainui

2016 Aug 19

The historic site of one of the largest battles of the New Zealand Wars has been returned to iwi ownership as part of the 10th anniversary Koroneihana celebrations for Kiingi Tuheitia. Conservation Mi…

Queen Elizabeth II Pukeahu Education Centre opens

2016 Aug 17

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed the official opening of the new education centre at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington today. Named in honour of Queen1Eliz…

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