Skip to main content

Ministers' Releases

Fund opens for COVID-19 impacted Pasifika festivals

2020 Aug 28

Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Carmel Sepuloni has announced an opening date of 21 September for the Pasifika Festivals Initiative that will provide funds for Pasifika festiva…

New role to champion reading for children

2020 Aug 05

A new role of New Zealand Reading Ambassador for children and young people is being established, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Internal1A…

Screen Sector recovery package protects jobs, boosts investment

2020 Jul 01

Thousands of Kiwi jobs and investment in New Zealand productions will be protected through a screen sector support package announced today by Associate Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage1Carme…

Funding boost for arts in schools helps keep creatives in work

2020 Jun 12

The Government is increasing investment in the Creatives in Schools programme, providing work opportunities for an additional 300 artists, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage1…

Support for arts and music sector recovery

2020 May 29

A jobseekers programme for the creative sector and four new funds have been set up by the Government to help our arts and music industry recover from the blow of COVID-19. Thousands of jobs will b…

Government invests in New Zealand’s cultural recovery

2020 May 28

Kaihautū Māori Co-leader Arapata Hakiwai, Tumu Whakarae Chief Executive Courtney Johnston and Chair of the Te Papa Board Dame Fran Wilde with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Te Papa’s Toi1Ar…

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…

New partnership to boost screen sector job opportunities

2019 Dec 14

Auckland’s growing screen sector is the catalyst for a new partnership between the Ministry of Social Development and Auckland’s economic development agency Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic…

Cultural Ministers Meeting

2019 Oct 09

Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Carmel Sepuloni will represent the government at Australia’s Meeting of Cultural Ministers in Adelaide this week. “This year’s meeting is1specia…

Minister acknowledges Ray Henwood

2019 Aug 26

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Jacinda Ardern has acknowledged the passing of actor Ray Henwood. “Ray Henwood made an immense contribution to New Zealand culture. “My thoughts and1sympa…

Articles 0 ‐ 10 of 100

Pages