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New Zealand’s first national historic landmark announced

2019 Jun 27

Te Pitowhenua Waitangi Treaty Grounds is the country’s first National Historic Landmark, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Grant Robertson announced at Waitangi today. The new1pr…

Speech for the Museums Aotearoa 2019 Conference

2019 May 23

Tēnā koutou katoa, fa’atalofa atu, malo e lelei, greetings to you all.  I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak to you at the Museums Aotearoa Conference for the second year in a1row.…

Latest heritage buildings to benefit from Government fund

2019 May 16

Ten heritage buildings from across New Zealand will have a more secure future, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Grant Robertson announced today. The Heritage EQUIP earthquake1stre…

National Erebus Memorial design selected

2019 Apr 05

A design that includes a walkway projecting outward to the horizon has been selected for the new National Erebus Memorial after recommendation by a Design Selection Panel, announced Prime Minister1J…

National Remembrance Service following Christchurch terrorist attack

2019 Mar 25

A National Remembrance Service for the victims of the Christchurch mosques terrorist attack, and all those affected by it, will be held at 10am on Friday 29 March, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern anno…

Funding grants for regional cultural organisations open

2019 Mar 07

Applications to the fourth round of the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund (RCHF) are now open, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Grant Robertson announced today.  RCHF funding1he…

Strengthening our national archives and libraries

2019 Feb 25

A new programme of work is underway to strengthen the contribution our national archives and libraries can make to New Zealand’s culture and democracy, Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin and1…

Better regional assistance for earthquake-prone heritage buildings

2019 Feb 12

Owners of heritage buildings in regional areas are set to benefit from changes to Heritage EQUIP, the national earthquake upgrade incentive programme, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and1Herita…

Nationwide events to commemorate Waitangi Day 2019

2019 Feb 01

Events on marae and lake fronts, in community centres, local museums and town squares are being held throughout the country to commemorate Waitangi Day 2019, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Cu…

Prominent museum director Thérèse Angelo remembered

2018 Oct 17

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern today expressed sorrow at the death of highly-regarded museum director Thérèse Angelo. Thérèse Angelo made a massive1c…

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