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Budget 2019 funding recognises creative community

2019 Jun 13

The vital contribution and huge value the creative sector brings to New Zealand is recognised in this year’s Budget with $11.157 million over four years for two new initiatives, the Minister for A…

New chair for New Zealand Symphony Orchestra board

2019 May 22

Musician and internationally experienced board director Laurence Kubiak has been appointed as the new chair of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Board, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and1Heri…

Government mourns the loss of Ta Hekenukumai Busby

2019 May 11

Ko te marae e tau nei kua tarehua E mihi ana ki te whenua E tangi ana ki te tangata He tai! He tai!He tai papaki ki waho o Rehua He tai mihinga tangata He tai1mate …

Appointment to Arts Council of New Zealand

2019 Apr 29

Award winning writer Briar Grace-Smith, Kapiti, is appointed to the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa (Creative NZ), Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Carmel Sepuloni1anno…

Speech for the Launch of Te Ora Auaha: Creative Wellbeing Alliance Aotearoa

2019 Apr 03

Thank you for inviting me here to help celebrate the launch of Te Ora Auaha: Creative Wellbeing Alliance Aotearoa. I want to take a moment first to acknowledge all the New Zealanders affected by1t…

New appointments to the Film Commission

2019 Mar 05

Aucklanders Sandra Kailahi and Anthony (Ant) Timpson have been appointed to the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC), Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Carmel Sepuloni announced1today…

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…

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