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Ministers' Releases

Return of Toi moko welcomed

2012 Jan 26

Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today welcomed the return of 20 Toi moko (mummified Māori Heads), formerly held in French institutions, to New Zealand. “This is a1wonde…

Government congratulates Sir Peter Jackson

2012 Jan 17

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson, on behalf of the Government today congratulated Sir Peter Jackson on the Golden Globe awarded for the film ‘Tintin’, which Sir Peter1pr…

Minister Offers Condolences on Death of Journalist

2011 Dec 12

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman says he is shocked by the sudden death of Radio New Zealand journalist Phillip Cottrell over the weekend. Dr Coleman today offered his condolences to the1fam…

Evan Williams appointed to Te Papa board

2011 Nov 07

Auckland businessman Evan Williams has been appointed as a member of the board of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa, the Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced1today.…

Watts peninsula public reserve announced

2011 Nov 01

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Chris Finlayson today announced the establishment of a 76 hectare reserve for the people of Wellington and New Zealand on the iconic Miramar Peninsula. The new1…

Opening of National Training Centre for high performance athletes

2011 Oct 21

Sport and Recreation Minister, Murray McCully, says New Zealanders can look forward to seeing more kiwi winners on the world stage with the National Training Centre for high performance athletes1ope…

More films to qualify for Screen Production Incentive Fund

2011 Oct 10

Changes to a production funding scheme will enable more New Zealand feature films to be brought to production over the next two years and will support the sustainability of the local screen1industry…

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Bill introduced

2011 Oct 06

A bill that improves the governance and operation of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust was introduced to Parliament has been introduced to Parliament by Arts Culture and Heritage Minister1Christ…

Hawke’s Bay and West Coast countdown for digital TV switch

2011 Sep 30

Today marks one year before New Zealand starts making the full switch to digital television in stages, and viewers who are not already watching digital should start planning their switch now, says1B…

New member for National Pacific Radio Trust board

2011 Sep 29

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of Susana Lei’ataua to the National Pacific Radio Trust (NPRT) board. Ms Lei’ataua, a former Fulbright Senior Scholar1…

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