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PM acknowledges Geoff Murphy’s contribution to film and New Zealand culture

2018 Dec 04

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern has acknowledged the passing of leading New Zealand filmmaker Geoff Murphy, saying he was a trailblazer of the local film1in…

Awards recognise literary legends

2018 Oct 09

Trailblazing Māori dramatist and fiction writer Renée, revered critic, curator and poet Wystan Curnow and admired poet, publisher and librettist Michael Harlow are the winners of the 2018 Prime Mi…

Te Putanga Toi Awards celebrate Art changing lives

2018 Aug 02

Over 200 people celebrated the role of Art in transforming lives and promoting inclusiveness at The Te Putanga Toi Awards at Parliament last night. The Awards hosted by Associate Arts, Culture1…

Recognising the importance of our arts, culture and heritage

2018 May 17

Budget 2018 lays the foundations for a significant programme of work that highlights the essential role the cultural sector plays in the wellbeing of our society, says Minister for Arts, Culture and…

Pacific artists to help chart future at Pacific Arts Summit 2018

2018 Mar 15

Associate Minister for Pacific Peoples, and Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni will today open the Creative New Zealand Pacific Arts Summit 2018 at Te Papa in Wellington.  The two day sum…

Lid lifted on unique WW1 stories

2018 Feb 21

More than 30,000 students across the country are set to uncover and explore the fascinating stories of New Zealand soldiers in a new initiative from the First World War Centenary Programme (WW100), …

Prime Minister congratulates Honours recipients

2017 Dec 30

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Jacinda Ardern today congratulated the 179 New Zealanders named on the 2018 New Year’s Honours List.  “Although this list was compi…

Prime Minister welcomes Venice Biennale artist

2017 Nov 02

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern has today welcomed the announcement that Dane Mitchell is the artist selected for the 58th International Art Exhibition – La…

Dean Whiting appointed to NZ Arts Council

2017 Aug 24

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has appointed Wellingtonian Dean Whiting of Te Whanau a Apanui descent to the Arts Council of New Zealand. “Dean’s significant knowledge of te ao1M…

Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award winner announced

2017 Aug 14

Arts, Culture and Heritage Maggie Barry has announced David Elliot’s book ‘Snark’ as this year’s winner of the New Zealand Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award. Cover of David Elliot's Snark1…

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