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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Television New Zealand Charter repealed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…

New appointment to TVNZ board

2011 Jun 30

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of Barrie Saunders to the board of Television New Zealand. Mr Saunders, a co-founder of Wellington government relations firm1…

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…

$4 million for Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth

2011 Jun 27

The Government will provide a $4 million grant for the Len Lye Centre project which is to be built immediately adjacent to New Plymouth’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Minister for Arts, Culture1an…

Baby Blacks win Junior World Cup

2011 Jun 27

Sport and Recreation Minister, Murray McCully, has congratulated the New Zealand under-20’s team for winning the junior Rugby World Cup overnight. The New Zealand Baby Blacks successfully1def…

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