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Government’s support delivers path to recovery for arts and culture sector

2022 May 13

Beehive Media Release 295 events covering at least 607 performances that have had to cancel or suffered losses due to COVID-19 have had their costs reimbursed, with total support paid out to eve…

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…

Public Media entity Establishment Board appointments

2022 Apr 22

Beehive media release. The Minister for Broadcasting and Media has confirmed the nine-member Establishment Board to lead the work on creating a new public media entity in New Zealand. “The1Est…

Celebrating an illustrious 50 years of kapa haka and waiata at Te Matatini

2022 Apr 14

Beehive media release. The world’s largest kapa haka festival Te Matatini has thrived over its 50-year journey, showcasing the brilliance of Māori performing arts and world-leading1kaihaka.  …

Government takes action to give Arts and Culture sector certainty

2022 Apr 08

Beehive media release. The Government is extending the Arts and Culture Event Support Scheme to cover new and recurring events from 15 June 2022 to 31 January 2023. “The Government recognises …

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…

Innovation leading Aotearoa’s arts and culture recovery

2022 Apr 06

Beehive media release. The Government’s ground-breaking COVID-19 recovery programme Te Urungi: Innovating Aotearoa is continuing to revitalise arts and culture through innovation in more regio…

The brilliance of Kiwi opera shines bright with big win at the Grammy Awards

2022 Apr 04

Beehive media release. The Government congratulates New Zealand tenor Simon O’Neill for his double nomination and big win of the Grammy for Best Choral Performance for his performance as Doctor1…

More opportunities in sport for disabled young people

2022 Mar 29

Beehive media release. Sixteen national and regional organisations have been awarded funding to increase opportunities for young people with disabilities in sport and recreation. “The1Disabili…

Star power shines for Kiwi screen sector after Oscars win

2022 Mar 28

Beehive media release. The Arts and Economic Development Ministers say the New Zealand screen sector can take a bow after The Power of the Dog won the coveted Best Director Oscar at today’s1Ac…

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