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Ministers' Releases

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…

Immigration changes support screen and entertainment industries

2011 Sep 22

Changes announced today to visa processes for screen, entertainment and music industry workers will support the sector’s growth, says Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman. The changes provide a…

Fanzone extension approved

2011 Sep 16

Rugby World Cup Minister Murray McCully has granted urgent approval under the RWC Empowering Act 2010 to the extension of the Queens Wharf fanzone, festival and showcase event. The Minister’s…

Film Co-production Agreement signed with South Africa

2011 Sep 15

A film co-production agreement between New Zealand and South Africa will benefit the creative industries in both countries, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson said1today. …

National cycling centre decided

2011 Sep 15

The Minister for Sport and Recreation, Murray McCully, has welcomed the Waikato region winning the tender process to build the national cycling centre of excellence. “This has been a careful1ten…

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