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Government’s support delivers path to recovery for arts and culture sector

2022 May 13

Beehive Media Release 295 events covering at least 607 performances that have had to cancel or suffered losses due to COVID-19 have had their costs reimbursed, with total support paid out to eve…

Celebrating an illustrious 50 years of kapa haka and waiata at Te Matatini

2022 Apr 14

Beehive media release. The world’s largest kapa haka festival Te Matatini has thrived over its 50-year journey, showcasing the brilliance of Māori performing arts and world-leading1kaihaka.  …

Government takes action to give Arts and Culture sector certainty

2022 Apr 08

Beehive media release. The Government is extending the Arts and Culture Event Support Scheme to cover new and recurring events from 15 June 2022 to 31 January 2023. “The Government recognises …

Innovation leading Aotearoa’s arts and culture recovery

2022 Apr 06

Beehive media release. The Government’s ground-breaking COVID-19 recovery programme Te Urungi: Innovating Aotearoa is continuing to revitalise arts and culture through innovation in more regio…

The brilliance of Kiwi opera shines bright with big win at the Grammy Awards

2022 Apr 04

Beehive media release. The Government congratulates New Zealand tenor Simon O’Neill for his double nomination and big win of the Grammy for Best Choral Performance for his performance as Doctor1…

Star power shines for Kiwi screen sector after Oscars win

2022 Mar 28

Beehive media release. The Arts and Economic Development Ministers say the New Zealand screen sector can take a bow after The Power of the Dog won the coveted Best Director Oscar at today’s1Ac…

Spotlight on Kiwi film The Power of the Dog

2022 Mar 27

Beehive media release. A New Zealand delegation has headed to Los Angeles to lift the profile of our screen sector as Kiwi co-production The Power of the Dog goes up against the world’s best1f…

Regions to benefit from arts funding

2022 Mar 03

Beehive media release. “The Government is continuing to support innovative thinking and the enormous potential that exists in our arts communities and regions right across the motu,” Arts,1Cul…

Government delivers lifeline for arts and culture sector

2022 Feb 02

Beehive media release. The Arts and Culture Event Support Scheme will be boosted by $70 million, enabling the coverage of the Scheme to be extended right through to 31 January 2023 for events th…

Honouring the legacy of legendary kaumātua Muriwai Ihakara

2022 Jan 11

Beehive media release. Associate Minister for Arts, Culture, and Heritage Kiri Allan expressed her great sadness and deepest condolences at the passing of esteemed kaumātua, Muriwai1Ihakara. …

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