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Government announces refreshed Commemorations Programme 2023-2027

2022 Jul 11

Beehive media release. The programme of historical anniversaries to be acknowledged by the New Zealand Government over the next five years includes some of our nation’s most important events,1Mi…

First Matariki holiday marked across New Zealand and the world

2022 Jun 24

Beehive media release issued by Prime Minister Ardern, Ministers Allan and Davis. Oho mai ana te motu i te rangi nei ki te hararei tūmatanui motuhake tuatahi o Aotearoa, Te Rā Aro ki a Matariki,…

Supporting our public arts and heritage venues

2022 Jun 02

Beehive media release. A fund that has previously contributed to the preservation of Sir Edmund Hillary’s Antarctic hut and improving mobility access at Waikanae’s Mahara Gallery, is now open1…

Government delivers timely support for whānau

2022 May 19

Beehive media release. Boost for Māori economic and employment initiatives. More funding for Māori health and wellbeing initiatives Further support towards growing language, culture and1…

Mānawatia a Matariki – te whakanui i a Matariki

2022 May 04

Beehive media release I tāpaea i te rangi nei Te Tohu o Matariki ki te iwi tūmatanui e te Minita mō te Kōtuinga o Ngāi Māori me te Karauna: Te Arawhiti, Kelvin Davis rāua ko te Minita1Tuaru…

Matariki public holiday to play starring role

2022 Apr 07

Beehive media release. In just over two months Aotearoa New Zealand will, for the first time, officially commemorate Matariki with a public holiday. Legislation to create the annual public1holid…

Government lays foundations as Māori Language Petition commemorations take shape for 2022

2021 Oct 14

Beehive media release. Taiaha hā! Taiaha hā! - Te kairangi o te reo hoki mai ki taku tikanga, ki taku taumata, ki taku reo, ki taku ao. He reo whai tikanga, he reo whai mana, he reo whai tangata…

E whakarite ana Te Kāwanatanga i ngā tūāpapa mō te whakamaumahara ki Te Petihana Reo Māori ka tū ā tērā tau

2021 Oct 14

Beehive media release. I te rā nei, i pānuihia e te Minita mō Manatū Taonga, ko Carmel Sepuloni, rāua ko te Minita Whanaketanga Māori, ko Willie Jackson, ā tērā tau, ka whakanuia rawatia1…

He mātārere te Pire hararei o Matariki o te tīmatanga hou /Matariki holiday Bill heralds new beginnings

2021 Sep 30

Beehive media release. Hei tā te Minita tuarua mō te Toi, te Ahurea, te Taonga Tuku Iho, a Kiri Allan, kua tata ake te hararei tūmatanui tuatahi e aro ana ki Te Ao Māori ka whāiti mai ki1Aote…

Arts and heritage venues get helping hand

2021 Aug 04

Beehive media release. A new round of funding to support capital projects will help keep our arts and heritage sector alive and vibrant, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Kiri1Alla…

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