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The beat goes on as Government renews support for musicians

2022 Aug 05

Beehive media release. Extension of Aotearoa Touring Programme supporting domestic musicians The Programme has supported more than 1,700 shows and over 250 artists New Zealand Music Commis…

Government takes another step to propel the arts sector to thrive

2022 Jul 27

Beehive media release  The Government has today opened the Cultural Sector Regeneration Fund, the first stage of a new approach to cultural sector funding designed to support strategic,1sector-le…

Public media entity Bill gets first reading in the House

2022 Jul 26

Beehive media release. The Bill to create a new public media entity, Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media, had its first reading in Parliament today. “The Bill brings in the changes needed to1mak…

Government takes further action to protect Mātauranga Māori

2022 Jul 26

Beehive media release. The Government is continuing to take action to support Māori to safeguard at-risk mātauranga from the ongoing threat of COVID-19, through the extension of the Mātauranga …

Kei te whanake anō te Kāwanatanga i mahi tautoko i te tiakanga o te mātauranga Māori

2022 Jul 26

Beehive media release. Kei te whanake tonu te Kāwanatanga i ngā mahi tautoko i te iwi Māori ki te tiaki i ngā mātauranga Māori e noho mōrearea nei, kia whakahaumarutia ngā mātauranga1take…

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…

Building resilience in sports affected by COVID

2022 Jul 08

Beehive media release. National sport and recreation organisations are being supported to help recover and operate successfully after the impact of COVID-19. The $30 million funding announced to…

Ainsley Walter appointed as Chair of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Board

2022 Jul 07

Beehive media release. Ainsley Walter has been appointed as Chair of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) Board for a three-year term, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Carmel1Sepul…

Alastair Carruthers appointed as Chair of the New Zealand Film Commission

2022 Jul 06

Beehive media release. Alastair Carruthers has been appointed as Chair of the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) with his term starting 1 October 2022, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carm…

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,…

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