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First World War Centenary Programme a success

2019 May 01

Almost all New Zealanders engaged with the First World War Centenary Programme (WW100), according to a new report released today by Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Grant Robertson.…

Appointment to Arts Council of New Zealand

2019 Apr 29

Award winning writer Briar Grace-Smith, Kapiti, is appointed to the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa (Creative NZ), Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Carmel Sepuloni1anno…

NZSL Video Interpreting Service extending to weekends

2019 Apr 08

The service that allows people using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) to phone others by using an interpreter will soon be available at weekends, Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media1Minis…

National Erebus Memorial design selected

2019 Apr 05

A design that includes a walkway projecting outward to the horizon has been selected for the new National Erebus Memorial after recommendation by a Design Selection Panel, announced Prime Minister1J…

Young Women’s Activation and Innovation funds launched

2019 Apr 04

Two new funds designed to get more young women physically active through recreation and sport launch today. Sport New Zealand is investing $1 million across the Young Women’s Activation Fund and…

Speech for the Launch of Te Ora Auaha: Creative Wellbeing Alliance Aotearoa

2019 Apr 03

Thank you for inviting me here to help celebrate the launch of Te Ora Auaha: Creative Wellbeing Alliance Aotearoa. I want to take a moment first to acknowledge all the New Zealanders affected by1t…

National Remembrance Service following Christchurch terrorist attack

2019 Mar 25

A National Remembrance Service for the victims of the Christchurch mosques terrorist attack, and all those affected by it, will be held at 10am on Friday 29 March, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern anno…

Funding grants for regional cultural organisations open

2019 Mar 07

Applications to the fourth round of the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund (RCHF) are now open, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Grant Robertson announced today.  RCHF funding1he…

New appointments to the Film Commission

2019 Mar 05

Aucklanders Sandra Kailahi and Anthony (Ant) Timpson have been appointed to the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC), Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Carmel Sepuloni announced1today…

Consultation to help shape future NZSL video interpreting

2019 Feb 28

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi and Disability Issues Minister Carmel Sepuloni have started a public consultation on proposals to modernise telecommunications1ser…

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