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New role to champion reading for children

2020 Aug 05

A new role of New Zealand Reading Ambassador for children and young people is being established, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Internal1A…

$10m sport recovery fund open for applications

2020 Aug 03

The second round of the Community Resilience Fund is now open for applications for sport and recreation organisations experiencing financial hardship between 1 July and 30 September 2020. “The f…

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…

Fund helps Kiwi Kids with disabilities into sport

2020 Jul 20

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson has awarded grants to 59 individuals and organisations to increase the participation of young people in Para sport.  The focus of the Minister’s1$4…

$80 million for sport recovery at all levels

2020 Jul 07

Grant Robertson has today announced the first major release of funding from the $265 million Sport Recovery Package announced at Budget 2020.  “Today we’re setting out how $80 million will1b…

Screen Sector recovery package protects jobs, boosts investment

2020 Jul 01

Thousands of Kiwi jobs and investment in New Zealand productions will be protected through a screen sector support package announced today by Associate Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage1Carme…

NZ wins bid to co-host 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

2020 Jun 26

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson and Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford are welcoming the success of the trans-Tasman AsOne bid in securing co-hosting of the 2023 FIFA Women’s…

Funding boost for arts in schools helps keep creatives in work

2020 Jun 12

The Government is increasing investment in the Creatives in Schools programme, providing work opportunities for an additional 300 artists, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage1…

Support for arts and music sector recovery

2020 May 29

A jobseekers programme for the creative sector and four new funds have been set up by the Government to help our arts and music industry recover from the blow of COVID-19. Thousands of jobs will b…

Government invests in New Zealand’s cultural recovery

2020 May 28

Kaihautū Māori Co-leader Arapata Hakiwai, Tumu Whakarae Chief Executive Courtney Johnston and Chair of the Te Papa Board Dame Fran Wilde with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Te Papa’s Toi1Ar…

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