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New Zealand Wars commemorations highlight importance of our history

2019 Oct 28

The commemoration of the New Zealand Wars highlights the importance of learning our history in order to understand who we are today, Prime Minister Jacinda Arden said. Te Pūtake o te Riri, He Rā…

New grants for earthquake prone heritage buildings

2019 Oct 18

Seismic strengthening projects throughout New Zealand will benefit from the latest Heritage EQUIP funding grants totalling $1.87 million announced today. Grant Robertson says the projects include …

Major boost to support disabled people in sport and recreation

2019 Oct 11

The Coalition Government has announced an action plan to improve the wellbeing of disabled New Zealanders by addressing inequalities in play, active recreation and sport. The initiative includes1t…

Cultural Ministers Meeting

2019 Oct 09

Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Carmel Sepuloni will represent the government at Australia’s Meeting of Cultural Ministers in Adelaide this week. “This year’s meeting is1specia…

Boost for women in high performance sport

2019 Oct 07

An additional $2.7 million has been announced for the Government Strategy for Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation on the first anniversary of the strategy’s launch. Sport and1Recreati…

Pacific and Māori voyaging heritage celebrated for Tuia 250

2019 Oct 05

New Zealand’s Pacific and Māori voyaging heritage is acknowledged and celebrated today as waka of the Tuia 250 voyage flotilla arrive in Tūranga / Gisborne. “Today we celebrate Tangata1Whenu…

Cyber security capacity building in the Pacific

2019 Sep 13

Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Kris Faafoi today announced a new initiative to support Pacific countries to respond to1cybe…

NZ history to be taught in all schools

2019 Sep 12

New Zealand history will be taught in all schools and kura by 2022, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. “This Government is committed to a better1…

Minister acknowledges Ray Henwood

2019 Aug 26

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Jacinda Ardern has acknowledged the passing of actor Ray Henwood. “Ray Henwood made an immense contribution to New Zealand culture. “My thoughts and1sympa…

Public reception for world champion Silver Ferns

2019 Aug 16

A reception will be held at Parliament later this month for the world champion Silver Ferns, and the public are invited to join in the celebrations. The Silver Ferns defeated three-time defending1…

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