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Recognising the importance of our arts, culture and heritage

2018 May 17

Budget 2018 lays the foundations for a significant programme of work that highlights the essential role the cultural sector plays in the wellbeing of our society, says Minister for Arts, Culture and…

New chair for New Zealand On Air

2018 May 15

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran has announced the appointment of Dr Ruth Harley CNZM as a member and new chair of the Broadcasting Commission (NZ On Air).1 “…

Haast 3G mobile tower switched on

2018 May 07

Haast township now has mobile coverage for the first time with the completion of a fully operational 3G mobile tower. Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran along…

New RNZ Chair appointed

2018 May 07

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran has announced the appointment of Dr Jim Mather as the new Chair of Radio New Zealand. “Dr Jim Mather is currently the1Chi…

Government will move quickly on AI action plan

2018 May 02

The Minister for Government Digital Services and Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media, Clare Curran, says an action plan and ethical framework is urgently needed to educate and upskill1peo…

Additional members for Digital Advisory Group

2018 Apr 27

The final seven members of the Digital Economy and Digital Inclusion (DEDI) Advisory Group have been announced. Broadcasting, Communications, Digital Media and Government Digital Services Minister…

Reappointments to TVNZ and RNZ Boards

2018 Apr 27

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran has announced reappointments to the Boards of TVNZ and RNZ. Dame Therese Walsh will continue to chair the TVNZ Board. Rodger1Fi…

Lest We Forget - Commemorating Anzac Day 2018

2018 Apr 26

As people join in Anzac Day services throughout the country it is timely to reflect on the final days of a war which took its toll on those serving abroad and those at home, says Associate Arts,1Cul…

Fake account a reminder for online vigilance

2018 Apr 20

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran is urging people to report any suspicious activity on their Facebook accounts to CERT NZ. Ms Curran says all New Zealanders who…

Congratulations to NZ’s Commonwealth Games team

2018 Apr 15

New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games team has done itself and New Zealand proud with their huge success on the Gold Coast, Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson says.  “This was our1bigge…

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