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Major Events support for creative and cultural events - Phil Twyford

2020 Jan 22

Creative and cultural events that highlight New Zealand’s diverse culture and build national pride are set to get a funding boost through the Major Events Fund, Economic Development Minister Phil1…

Two new appointments to New Zealand Film Commission’s Board

2020 Jan 21

Pania Gray and David Wright have been appointed to the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) board Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage advised today. Of Ngāpuhi descent, Pania Gray runs…

PM sadden by the passing of Piri Sciascia

2020 Jan 18

It is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Piri Sciascia ONZM, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said today. “He was a true gentleman who guided me in my role as Prime Minister. I1wa…

Waka Te Hono ki Aotearoa connects Dutch and Māori cultures

2020 Jan 16

“E tū i te kei o te waka, kia pākia koe e ngā ngaru o te wā” “Stand at the stern of the canoe and feel the spray of the future biting at your face” In 2020, it is the 10-year annivers…

Beatrice Faumuinā joining Sport and Recreation New Zealand Board

2020 Jan 16

Beatrice Faumuinā is newly appointed to the Sports and Recreation New Zealand board (Sport NZ), Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage confirmed today. An Aucklander of Samoan descent1B…

New Zealand Flag half-masting directive - 13 January 2020

2020 Jan 13

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with protocol, the New Zealand Flag is to be flown at half-mast on all Government and public buildings for the remainder of the day on  Monday, 1…

Plans for Mangungu Tiriti Commemorations underway

2020 Jan 13

Commemorations marking the largest signing of the Treaty of Waitangi are taking shape - and everybody is invited. Wednesday February 12 will mark the 180th anniversary of Governor William Hobson m…

NZSO kicks off 2020 with a pop and rock-influenced masterpiece

2020 Jan 06

For its first concert in 2020 the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will perform a work inspired by pop and minimalist rock from lauded American composer John Adams. Adams’ Fearful Symmetries1featu…

New Year honours for top sportspeople

2019 Dec 31

Twenty-one of New Zealand’s top sportspeople, coaches and leaders in the sporting community have been recognised in the New Year 2020 Honours List. The Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua has been…

PM congratulates New Year 2020 Honours recipients

2019 Dec 31

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated the diverse group of New Zealanders recognised for their contributions to the country and their communities in the New Year 2020 Honours List.1  Th…

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