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100 days to kick-off

2011 Jun 01

With 100 days until the first whistle in the Rugby World Cup a series of key preparation milestones have been checked-off says the Rugby World Cup Minister, Murray McCully. The tournament starts i…

Ready to Roll - revamp for NZ music funding

2011 May 12

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today welcomed the launch of NZ On Air’s new funding programme which will support a greater range of New Zealand music. The Making Tracks scheme will1contr…

Showcasing of New Zealand

2011 May 06

Minister for the Rugby World Cup Murray McCully says 16 different industry sectors have joined a nationwide business showcasing campaign to capture business leverage from the Rugby World Cup 2011 …

Sport scholarships awarded

2011 May 04

Minister for Sport and Recreation Murray McCully has today personally congratulated a talented group of sports people awarded Prime Minister’s Sport Scholarships at a ceremony for South Island1rec…

The Second Reading of the Television New Zealand Amendment Bill

2011 May 03

I move, That the Television New Zealand Amendment Bill be now read a second time. Purpose of the bill In brief this bill amends the Television New Zealand Act 2003, in line with this1Governm…

New Zealand Music Month hits the high notes

2011 May 01

The spotlight’s back on New Zealand music with the launch today of New Zealand Music Month says Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman. ‘’New Zealand Music Month is in its 11th year, and …

Arts Minister welcomes New Zealand Music Month

2011 May 01

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today welcomed the beginning of the 11th New Zealand Music Month, saying it was a great way to sample from the full range of local music off…

Phase one of National War Memorial Park completed

2011 Apr 20

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today marked the completion of the first phase of development on the new National War Memorial Park in Wellington, meaning the new public1spac…

Hunt is on for NZ’s Oldest Telly

2011 Apr 20

A nationwide search to find the oldest working television in New Zealand was launched today by Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman. The Oldest Telly competition, part of a Going Digital1camp…

Sistema Aotearoa youth orchestra initiative launched

2011 Apr 19

A new Government initiative will give young people the chance to participate in orchestral music, Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson said today. Mr Finlayson today launched1S…

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