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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…

$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…

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…

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