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$12 million to support quake-prone heritage

2016 Aug 12

A new fund to help support the retention of New Zealand’s built heritage has been announced by Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry. Ministry Barry in Fielding at the launch of the1Heri…

New appointments to Te Papa Tongarewa Board

2016 Jul 08

Two new appointments to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Board have been announced by Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry. Auckland businessman Sir Rob Fenwick and experienced1…

Education Centre a fitting gift to Her Majesty

2016 Jun 07

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the newly named Queen Elizabeth II Pukeahu Education Centre will be an excellent home for education programmes at Pukeahu National War Memorial1Pa…

#MyAnzacDay photo competition winners announced

2016 May 12

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated the winners of a photo competition which challenged New Zealanders to define their modern Anzac Day experience. Entries for the1conte…

$1 million for ASB Theatre in Blenheim

2016 May 06

The ASB Theatre in Blenheim will receive $1 million from the Government to assist with its development, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. “This is an important project …

Regional Culture and Heritage Fund launched

2016 May 05

A multi-million dollar fund to support regional cultural centres has been launched and opened for applications today by Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry. The Regional Culture and1Herit…

Online history tells story of government at war

2016 May 04

A new online history launched today illuminates an often overlooked part of New Zealand’s First World War story, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says. A joint effort between the1Sta…

Insight into Gallipoli battlefield from new research

2016 Apr 21

A new book featuring research by New Zealand historians will provide unique insights into the battlefields of Gallipoli, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says. Anzac Battlefield: A1Gal…

Marking 100 years since the first Anzac Day

2016 Apr 14

Anzac Day 2016 is an opportunity for all New Zealanders to remember the sacrifice of previous generations and reflect on this formative time in our nation’s history, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minis…

Centenary of the Somme to be marked

2016 Mar 09

The centenary of the horrific Battle of the Somme and the enduring impact of the First World War on New Zealand society will be marked by the WW100 programme this year, Arts, Culture and Heritage Mini…

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