General proactive releases such as Cabinet Decisions, Status Reports, Ministry responses to OIA requests and other material of public interest are published on this page.
We proactively release Cabinet papers, minutes and material the Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage and Associate Ministers and Minister of Broadcasting take to Cabinet. This is in line with Cabinet Office circular CO(18)4 – Proactive Release of Cabinet Material. We aim to make this information available as soon as possible.
|5 August||COVID-19 Response: Building a Sustainable and Viable Media Sector (PDF 697 KB)|
|10 February||Funding 2020 Paralympic Games Coverage (PDF 2.16 MB)|
|28 January||Strengthening Kaupapa Waka Hourua – Tuia te Hau Kōmaru (PDF 516 KB)|
|28 January||Strengthening Public Media: Report Back (PDF 376 KB)|
|24 January||Statement on the 40th Anniversary of the Erebus Accident (PDF 266 KB)|
|23 January||Dominion Museum Building (PDF 789 KB)|
|2 December||Overseas Travel Report: Hon Carmel Sepuloni (PDF 182 KB)|
|21 November||Crown Acquisition of Kate Sheppard’s Former Residence (PDF 1 MB)|
|11 November||Artists Resale Royalty Scheme Online Survey (PDF 406 KB)|
|26 August||Overseas Travel Report: Hon Kris Faafoi (PDF 379 KB)|
|12 August||Strengthening Public Media (PDF 686 KB)|
|26 January||Overseas Travel Report: Hon Grant Robertson (PDF 184 KB)|
|17 December||Crown Acquisition of Kate Sheppard’s Former Residence (PDF 1 MB)|
Responses to OIA requests
The Ministry makes OIA responses available where the information is considered to be of public interest, and where there is no risk to the privacy of individuals.
|25 March||Information on OIA requests received (PDF 510 KB)|
|25 March||Public Sector Carbon Neutrality Accountability Project (PDF 440 KB)|
|25 March||Information on flexible working at MCH (PDF 3.2 MB)|
|16 June||RNZ Concert and RNZ’s Music Strategy (PDF 5.4 MB)|
|10 January||Te Motuni Epa o Aotearoa (PDF 7MB)|
|10 September||Departmental advertising spend (PDF 339 KB)|
|10 September||Departmental leave entitlements (PDF 162 KB)|
|10 September||Pukeahu skateboard policy (PDF 212 KB)|
|29 August||Diversity information (PDF 182 KB)|
|29 August||New office furniture and supplies in the last five years (PDF 122 KB)|
|29 August||Fees payable to Tuia - Encounters 250 Committee Members (PDF 127 KB)|
General information releases
Where there is a high degree of public interest, the Ministry may publish related information. The aim is to increase public access to the work we do.
Report on Media Plurality in New Zealand
In 2021 Manatū Taonga commissioned the Sapere Research Group to carry out research and analysis on the implications that competition and market trends will have for media plurality in New Zealand. Media plurality contributes to well-functioning democratic society by informing citizens, who are able to access and consume a diverse range of viewpoints from a variety of media organisations. Plurality can also limit the ability of any one media owner from exercising too much influence over the political process. A lack of plurality not only has implications for democratic engagement and accountability, but also can have negative consequences for a society’s cultural expression and development.
The report is the view of Sapere Research and is not government policy. The report forms one part of our policy evidence base on the current state of the media sector in New Zealand.
|February 2022||Report on Media Plurality in New Zealand (PDF 1.1 MB)|
Media Support Package Review Report
In 2020, as part the Government response to COVID-19, Manatū Taonga developed the Media Support Package in consultation with the media sector, to support New Zealand media organisations through the immediate impacts of COVID-19. Manatū Taonga engaged MartinJenkins to carry out an independent review of the Media Support Package.
|July 2021||Media Support Package – Retrospective Review (PDF 5 MB)|
Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) research report and briefing
After taking advice and considering a research report on the issue, the Minister has decided it is more appropriate for Government to wait until it becomes clearer that adopting DAB permanently is the right decision for New Zealand. He has directed officials to maintain a watching brief on this matter and to inform him of any significant changes as they occur. This will ensure Government is well prepared to act, if and when the case for DAB becomes more compelling.Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Kris Faafoi has decided there is not a strong case for implementing Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) in New Zealand at this time.
Tuia 250 Privacy Breach Information Release
This report provides Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage with an independent review of the decisions and processes relating to the procurement and management of the Tuia 250 website and the circumstances that led to the breach of the privacy of applicants for the trainee crew programme. Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage has published its response to the recommendations of the independent report by the RDC Group Ltd
|18 December 2019||Final Report: Independent Review of the Tuia 250 Voyage Trainee Privacy Breach|
|18 December 2019||Ministry response to the Tuia 250 Voyage Trainee Privacy Breach Independent Review|
The following documents relating to the Tuia Encounters 250 website, privacy breach and response have been proactively released by Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage on 18 December 2019.
Some information has been withheld from this proactive release and, if requested, would be withheld under the Official Information Act 1982 (the OIA). Where this is the case, the relevant sections of the OIA that apply have been identified. Where information has been withheld, no public interest has been identified that would outweigh the reasons for withholding it.
State Services Commission Inquiry into the use of External Security Consultants
|18 December 2018||Letter from Inquiry Head Doug Martin, to State Sector Agency Chief Executives|
|18 December 2018||Response from Manatū Taonga/Ministry for Culture and Heritage to SSC Inquiry|
Official Information Act compliance and practice: Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture & Heritage – Office of the Ombudsman Report
Manatū Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, welcomes the opportunity to participate in the review of Official Information Act compliance and review. We are looking to make improvements to our processes based on the advice of the Office of the Ombudsman. You can access all the reports on all agencies participating in the review on the Office of the Ombudsman’s website.
|27 September 2018||Offical Information Act Compliance and Practice Manatu Taonga – Office of the Ombudsman Report (PDF 2.2 MB)|
Submissions to the Public Media Ministerial Advisory Group
|23 July 2018||Submissions to the Public Media Ministerial Advisory Group to 31 May 2018 (PDF 24.8 MB)|
|23 July 2018||Mediaworks submission to PMMAG - 6 April 2018 (PDF 124 KB)|
|23 July 2018||Stuff Ltd submission to PMMAG (PDF 142 KB)|
|23 July 2018||WIFT New Zealand members submission to PMMAG - 2 April 2018 (PDF 49 KB)|
Release of documents to support Hon Clare Curran's announcement of public media funding allocation for 2018/19
Updated on 19th May 2022