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Better regional assistance for earthquake-prone heritage buildings

2019 Feb 12

Owners of heritage buildings in regional areas are set to benefit from changes to Heritage EQUIP, the national earthquake upgrade incentive programme, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and1Herita…

Nationwide events to commemorate Waitangi Day 2019

2019 Feb 01

Events on marae and lake fronts, in community centres, local museums and town squares are being held throughout the country to commemorate Waitangi Day 2019, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Cu…

Contributions to sport honoured

2019 Jan 07

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson has congratulated all those sportspeople honoured in the New Year’s honours today. “All the recipients have made invaluable contributions to a1sec…

PM acknowledges Geoff Murphy’s contribution to film and New Zealand culture

2018 Dec 04

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern has acknowledged the passing of leading New Zealand filmmaker Geoff Murphy, saying he was a trailblazer of the local film1in…

Telling Te Tiriti o Waitangi’s untold stories

2018 Nov 20

Aotearoa’s Treaty Settlement stories need to be told, recognised and remembered, says Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern. Jacinda Arden at the launch of Te Tai in1Whakatān…

Women’s Rugby World Cup hosting rights a win for the local game

2018 Nov 15

New Zealand’s successful bid to host the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup will raise the profile of the game locally and provide a valuable economic boost for the game, Minister for Sport and Recrea…

Media group renews focus on collaboration, Māori and Pacific People

2018 Nov 01

The Ministerial Advisory Group on Public Media’s terms of reference have been updated and two new appointments made, the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Hon Kris Faafoi1…

Pacific Islands Memorial design unveiled

2018 Oct 25

The design for a Pacific Islands Memorial in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park was announced today by Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Carmel Sepuloni. Hon Carmel Sepuloni1an…

2018 Arts Pasifika Awards celebrate wealth of talent

2018 Oct 24

The immense talent in the Pasifika arts sector was celebrated tonight at the annual Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards held at Parliament.  “The Arts Pasifika Awards, which acknowledge1e…

Prominent museum director Thérèse Angelo remembered

2018 Oct 17

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern today expressed sorrow at the death of highly-regarded museum director Thérèse Angelo. Thérèse Angelo made a massive1c…

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