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Minister to travel to Northern Hemisphere for employment engagements and International Arts Summit

2022 Aug 23

Beehive Media Release Carmel Sepuloni will travel to the Northern Hemisphere for a range of key engagements following the opening of Aotearoa New Zealand’s borders and as we reconnect with the1w…

Kiwi recording star Margaret Urlich passes

2022 Aug 23

Beehive Media Release “It is with great sadness that I heard of Margaret Urlich’s passing yesterday,” Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni said. “Yesterday we lost a1s…

Government ensures artists get resale royalties

2022 Aug 18

Beehive Media Release In line with Aotearoa New Zealand’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the UK and the EU, the Government is establishing an Artist Resale Royalty Scheme to ensure the creators…

The beat goes on as Government renews support for musicians

2022 Aug 05

Beehive media release. Extension of Aotearoa Touring Programme supporting domestic musicians The Programme has supported more than 1,700 shows and over 250 artists New Zealand Music Commis…

Government takes another step to propel the arts sector to thrive

2022 Jul 27

Beehive media release  The Government has today opened the Cultural Sector Regeneration Fund, the first stage of a new approach to cultural sector funding designed to support strategic,1sector-le…

Public media entity Bill gets first reading in the House

2022 Jul 26

Beehive media release. The Bill to create a new public media entity, Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media, had its first reading in Parliament today. “The Bill brings in the changes needed to1mak…

Government takes further action to protect Mātauranga Māori

2022 Jul 26

Beehive media release. The Government is continuing to take action to support Māori to safeguard at-risk mātauranga from the ongoing threat of COVID-19, through the extension of the Mātauranga …

Kei te whanake anō te Kāwanatanga i mahi tautoko i te tiakanga o te mātauranga Māori

2022 Jul 26

Beehive media release. Kei te whanake tonu te Kāwanatanga i ngā mahi tautoko i te iwi Māori ki te tiaki i ngā mātauranga Māori e noho mōrearea nei, kia whakahaumarutia ngā mātauranga1take…

Government announces refreshed Commemorations Programme 2023-2027

2022 Jul 11

Beehive media release. The programme of historical anniversaries to be acknowledged by the New Zealand Government over the next five years includes some of our nation’s most important events,1Mi…

Building resilience in sports affected by COVID

2022 Jul 08

Beehive media release. National sport and recreation organisations are being supported to help recover and operate successfully after the impact of COVID-19. The $30 million funding announced to…

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