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Govt congratulates Zoi Sadowski-Synnott on NZ’s first ever Winter Olympic Gold medal

2022 Feb 06

Beehive media release. Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson has congratulated snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott on winning the gold medal in the Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle final at the…

Government delivers lifeline for arts and culture sector

2022 Feb 02

Beehive media release. The Arts and Culture Event Support Scheme will be boosted by $70 million, enabling the coverage of the Scheme to be extended right through to 31 January 2023 for events th…

Honouring the legacy of legendary kaumātua Muriwai Ihakara

2022 Jan 11

Beehive media release. Associate Minister for Arts, Culture, and Heritage Kiri Allan expressed her great sadness and deepest condolences at the passing of esteemed kaumātua, Muriwai1Ihakara. �…

Top honours for women in sport

2021 Dec 31

Beehive media release. Minister of Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson has congratulated Olympian Lisa Carrington and Paralympian Sophie Pascoe on being made Dames Companion of the New Zealand1Or…

Government investment delivers more jobs in arts and culture sector

2021 Dec 21

Beehive media release Targeted government investment has created an estimated 1,576 jobs to March 2021 in the arts and culture sector and wider economy. Part of the Screen Production Recovery…

Stronger screen sector focal point of review

2021 Dec 09

Beehive media release. The government has launched a review of the way it funds parts of the film and television industry to ensure the screen sector has a more secure long-term future. Arts,1Cu…

Government invests to support a classic Kiwi summer

2021 Nov 30

Beehive media release. Vaccinated New Zealanders can look forward to Kiwi summer events with confidence, while artists and crew will have more certainty, following the launch of details of the1Art…

Government helps Pasifika Festivals to ride the COVID wave

2021 Nov 23

Beehive media release. As we transition into a new way of managing COVID and take steps towards giving vaccinated New Zealanders more freedoms to enjoy Aotearoa’s arts and culture, 19 Pasifika f…

Black Caps do us proud at World Cup

2021 Nov 15

Beehive media release. Minister of Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson has congratulated the Black Caps on an inspirational performance at the Twenty20 World Cup. “On the back of the World1Te…

Healthy Active Learning initiative to expand to 800 schools and kura

2021 Nov 02

Beehive media release. A successful physical activity and nutrition initiative for schools is being doubled in size. Healthy Active Learning is a joint initiative between Sport NZ and the1Mi…

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