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New Zealand remembers Sir Peter Snell

2019 Dec 14

New Zealand is today remembering one of our true sporting heroes, triple Olympic gold medal winner Sir Peter Snell. “He was a legend, here and around the world,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern1…

New partnership to boost screen sector job opportunities

2019 Dec 14

Auckland’s growing screen sector is the catalyst for a new partnership between the Ministry of Social Development and Auckland’s economic development agency Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic…

Australia and NZ confirm bid for FIFA Women’s World Cup

2019 Dec 13

The Australian and New Zealand Governments today launch an historic joint bid to bring the FIFA Women’s World Cup to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time. Australian Minister for Youth and…

Prime Minster Delivers Erebus Apology

2019 Nov 28

E aku manukura, tēnā koutou. He kupu whakamahara tēnei i te aituā nui i Te Tiri o Te Moana, i Erebus I runga i tētahi maunga tiketike i riro atu rā tētahi hunga i arohanuitia E murimuri…

New TVNZ chair & directors confirmed

2019 Nov 11

Andy Coupe has been confirmed as TVNZ’s new Board Chair. “Mr Coupe has strong commercial and capital markets experience and TVNZ has benefited from his technical knowledge of business and1fina…

Government supports new theatre in Waikato

2019 Oct 31

The Waikato will soon be home to a world-class 1300-seat theatre, providing more local jobs and a boost for tourism thanks to a $12 million investment from the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund.…

New Zealand Wars commemorations highlight importance of our history

2019 Oct 28

The commemoration of the New Zealand Wars highlights the importance of learning our history in order to understand who we are today, Prime Minister Jacinda Arden said. Te Pūtake o te Riri, He Rā…

New grants for earthquake prone heritage buildings

2019 Oct 18

Seismic strengthening projects throughout New Zealand will benefit from the latest Heritage EQUIP funding grants totalling $1.87 million announced today. Grant Robertson says the projects include …

Major boost to support disabled people in sport and recreation

2019 Oct 11

The Coalition Government has announced an action plan to improve the wellbeing of disabled New Zealanders by addressing inequalities in play, active recreation and sport. The initiative includes1t…

Cultural Ministers Meeting

2019 Oct 09

Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Carmel Sepuloni will represent the government at Australia’s Meeting of Cultural Ministers in Adelaide this week. “This year’s meeting is1specia…

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