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Making it official: The journey of te reo Māori | Kia whakapūmautia: Ngā piki me ngā heke o te reo Māori

2020 Sep 17

The journey towards recognising Māori as an official language and taonga has been captured as a web series and launched today during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, announced Associate Arts, Culture and1…

Timaru’s Theatre Royal to be upgraded and new heritage facility built

2020 Sep 15

The Government is supporting a major upgrade of Timaru’s iconic Theatre Royal and the construction of a new connected Heritage Facility museum and exhibition space with $11.6 million from the Gove…

Government provides $2.2m to heritage buildings for quake strengthening

2020 Aug 05

Building owners around New Zealand have benefited from the latest round of Heritage EQUIP funding with grants totalling $2,230,166. “The Heritage EQUIP grants for seismic strengthening assist pr…

Sacred Heart Cathedral to be restored and strengthened

2020 Jul 24

Almost 300 construction jobs will be created with work getting underway on the restoration and strengthening of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Wellington. Grant Robertson says1…

Waikato-Tainui settlement story launched on 25th anniversary of Treaty signing

2020 May 22

  The story of the Waikato-Tainui Treaty process and its enduring impact on the community is being told with a five-part web story launched today on the 25th anniversary of settlement,1announc…

Applications invited for $7 million Regional Culture and Heritage Fund

2020 Feb 12

Applications are now open for the fifth round of the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Grant Robertson announced today.   “I am delighted to1o…

New grants for seismic strengthening of heritage buildings

2020 Feb 07

Heritage buildings throughout New Zealand will benefit from the $1.1 million in Heritage EQUIP funding grants announced today. “These grants for seismic strengthening projects help private build…

Government invests in kaupapa waka hourua

2020 Feb 04

More New Zealanders are set to learn about the incredible navigational and voyaging prowess of early Māori and Pacific settlers who arrived here more than seven centuries ago. Prime Minister1Jaci…

Waitangi Day marked by community events

2020 Jan 31

New Zealanders will come together at community events across local marae, parks, schools and atop maunga to commemorate Waitangi Day, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage1Jacin…

Tuia 250 ending is just the beginning

2019 Dec 17

The telling of our history that has been encouraged by Tuia – Encounters 250 must continue and the Government will play its part, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. She was speaking at Tuahuru1…

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