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New website captures Canterbury earthquake stories

2011 Aug 12

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister, Christopher Finlayson, today announced the launch of Quake Stories, a website for people to share their experiences of the Canterbury earthquakes. “Quake1…

Queens Wharf programme for RWC

2011 Aug 12

More than 40 New Zealand bands and musicians, themed family weekends and events to showcase the best of New Zealand innovation will feature in the activities programme on Queens Wharf in Auckland1…

More Kiwis get access to Freeview HD for the Rugby World Cup

2011 Aug 09

Free-to-air high definition digital television, also known as Freeview|HD, is now available to an additional 160,000 homes in time for the Rugby World Cup, Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman a…

Minister welcomes lost Hitchcock film discovery in NZ

2011 Aug 03

Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson has welcomed the New Zealand Film Archive’s discovery of lost reels of what is believed to be the earliest surviving Alfred Hitchcock film,…

New Zealand Music Showcase in RWC

2011 Aug 03

The best of New Zealand music will be on tour during the Rugby World Cup with 50 bands playing in 22 different cities in the REAL New Zealand Music Showcase. Rugby World Cup Minister, Murray1Mc…

Reshaping high performance sport

2011 Jul 19

High Performance Sport NZ has been formed by merging the SPARC high performance unit with the two New Zealand Academies of Sport into a streamlined unit. It will develop high performance athletes1…

Television New Zealand Charter repealed

2011 Jul 12

The dual mandate which shackled Television New Zealand (TVNZ) has been removed following the third reading of the Television New Zealand Amendment Bill tonight, says Broadcasting Minister Jonathan…

Pacific Mission to Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands and Niue

2011 Jul 08

Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, will lead a delegation of MPs, business people, NGOs, officials, and media on the 2011 Pacific Mission to Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands and Niue next week. “The…

Ulmer Joins Anti-Doping Agency

2011 Jun 30

Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully has announced the appointment of Olympian Sarah Ulmer to the Drug Free Sport New Zealand Board. “Sarah will provide a valuable contribution to the1bo…

Queens Wharf comes alive for Rugby World Cup 2011

2011 Jun 30

The Government and Auckland city today announced further details of plans to deliver the nation’s premier Rugby World Cup 2011 Fanzone, festival and showcase experience on Queens Wharf in Auckla…

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