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New members and Chair appointed to the Broadcasting Standards Authority Board

2021 Dec 02

Tupe Solomon-Tanoa'i and John Gillespie have joined the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) board, with current member Susie Staley confirmed as Chair, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and…

He pūtea tautoko i ngā kōrero tuku iho hei whakanui i ngā kōrero a te Māori me Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa

2021 Nov 30

I te rā nei i whakaputaina e Te Manatū Taonga ngā pūtea tautoko mō ētahi kaupapa kōrero tuku iho e 24 i roto i te hapori, otirā ko te taumata nui rawa tēnei o ngā kōrero kaupapa Māori me…

History funding to put Māori and Pacific stories in the spotlight

2021 Nov 30

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage today announced funding grants for 24 community-based history projects, with the highest ever number of kaupapa Māori and Pacific stories funded. …

Remembering the Erebus disaster: 42 years on

2021 Nov 28

Today, Sunday 28 November, marks the 42nd anniversary of the Erebus disaster, which remains New Zealand’s worst civil accident and resulted in the loss of 257 lives.…

Ministry committed to getting work underway for National Erebus Memorial

2021 Nov 25

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Executive, Bernadette Cavanagh, expressed a firm commitment to getting site preparation works underway for the National Erebus Memorial at…

National Armistice Day commemorated today

2021 Nov 11

New Zealand’s National Armistice Day Commemoration was observed today at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Bernadette Cavanagh Tumu Whakarae Chief Executive Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture…

New Zealand Flag half masting directive - Death of the Hon Dame Catherine Tizard

2021 Nov 01

TO ACTION: New Zealand Flag to fly at half-mast…

Manatū Taonga announces 2022 commemorations programme

2021 Oct 26

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Executive Bernadette Cavanagh announced the 2022 commemorations programme today and encouraged people to get in touch with the Ministry if they…

Erebus Memorial will not harm pōhutukawa - but further delays prolong hurt for victims’ families

2021 Oct 20

The magnificent pōhutukawa tree near the National Erebus Memorial site is outside the construction zone and will not be harmed, says Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Executive,…

Funding flows to Ōtepoti Otago arts, culture and heritage sector

2021 Oct 20

Arts, culture and heritage organisations who took part in the Ōtepoti Te Urungi Innovating Aotearoa event will receive a total of $653,000 from the Cultural Sector Innovation Fund.…

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