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Govt committed to hosting Rugby World Cup

2021 Mar 03

Beehive media release. The Government remains committed to hosting the Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 2022 should a decision be made by World Rugby this weekend to postpone this1year…

$18 million for creative spaces to make arts more accessible

2021 Feb 24

Beehive media release. The Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni has today announced $18 million to support creative spaces. Creative spaces are places in the community where p…

New creative service aims to benefit 1,000 peoples’ careers

2021 Feb 21

Beehive media release. Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and Social Development Hon Carmel Sepuloni today launched a new Creative Careers Service, which is expected to support up to 1,000 cr…

Healthy Active Learning programme introduced to more than 300 schools

2021 Feb 11

Beehive media release. Children and young people in more than 300 schools and kura are part of an innovative programme that brings together learning about healthy eating and drinking habits, while…

Fund to support iwi, hapū, whānau protect taonga on marae

2021 Feb 09

Beehive media release.   Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Carmel Sepuloni, today announced the opening of Mātauranga Māori Marae Ora, a new $5.7 million contestable fund to support1M…

Nationwide community events for Waitangi Day 2021

2021 Feb 01

Beehive media release. Community events from Northland to Southland and from the West Coast to the Chatham Islands will draw people together to commemorate Waitangi Day, Minister for Arts, Culture…

New Zealand Government acknowledges 175th anniversary of Battle of Ruapekapeka

2021 Jan 08

Beehive media release. The commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Ruapekapeka represents an opportunity for all New Zealanders to reflect on the role these conflicts have had in c…

Safeguarding at-risk mātauranga Māori from the ongoing threat of COVID-19

2020 Dec 15

Minister Sepuloni media release. A Te Reo Māori version of the media release is also available. Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Carmel Sepuloni, has announced 18 initiatives to suppor…

Screen sector gets $50 million boost to tell New Zealand’s stories globally

2020 Dec 09

Beehive media release. The Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Carmel Sepuloni today launched the Premium Productions for International Audiences Fund, making $50 million available in a1un…

Government recognises Bill Gosden’s contribution to New Zealand’s film community

2020 Nov 07

Minister's media release. “I am saddened to hear of the recent passing of former New Zealand International Film Festival director Bill Gosden and would like to acknowledge the outstanding1contri…

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