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Sport Recovery Package announced

2020 May 17

The Sport and Recreation sector will receive a multi-million dollar boost as part of the COVID-19 response funded at Budget 2020.  Grant Robertson says the Sport and Recreation Sector contribute…

Professional sports to resume at Alert Level 2

2020 May 07

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson says professional sports will be able to resume domestically under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 with the necessary public health measures in place. “Movin…

Media support package delivers industry request for assistance

2020 Apr 23

$21.1 million to completely cut transmission fees for 6 months $16.5 million to cut by 80% contribution for NZ On Air screen content in 2020/21 $1.3 million for government departments to pur…

Decisions made on urgent turf maintenance

2020 Apr 09

The Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson has announced that urgent maintenance of turf and care for plants in non-plantation nurseries will soon be able to go ahead under Level 41restrictio…

Funding certainty for sports through COVID-19

2020 Apr 03

National sports organisations have been given certainty of funding to ensure they can remain viable through the COVID-19 pandemic, Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson announced today. …

Applications invited for $7 million Regional Culture and Heritage Fund

2020 Feb 12

Applications are now open for the fifth round of the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Grant Robertson announced today.   “I am delighted to1o…

Work to begin on a possible new public media entity

2020 Feb 07

The Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media has announced work will begin on a business case to assess the viability of forming a new public media entity. “The Government must…

New grants for seismic strengthening of heritage buildings

2020 Feb 07

Heritage buildings throughout New Zealand will benefit from the $1.1 million in Heritage EQUIP funding grants announced today. “These grants for seismic strengthening projects help private build…

Government invests in kaupapa waka hourua

2020 Feb 04

More New Zealanders are set to learn about the incredible navigational and voyaging prowess of early Māori and Pacific settlers who arrived here more than seven centuries ago. Prime Minister1Jaci…

Waitangi Day marked by community events

2020 Jan 31

New Zealanders will come together at community events across local marae, parks, schools and atop maunga to commemorate Waitangi Day, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage1Jacin…

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