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NZ Symphony Orchestra board members appointed

2011 Aug 30

Not-for-profit sector fundraiser Lisa Bates has been appointed to the board of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and current members Colleen Marshal and Roger Taylor have been re-appointed,1Minist…

Rugby World Cup 2011

2011 Aug 17

RWC 2011 is an unprecedented opportunity for New Zealand.  It will be the biggest event ever held in this country, and we plan to make the most of it. The tournament will inject over $500 million…

New appointment to NZ On Air board

2011 Aug 17

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of Ross McRobie to the board of New Zealand On Air. Mr McRobie was formerly General Manager of the Radio Network in1Christchu…

Queens Wharf programme for RWC

2011 Aug 12

More than 40 New Zealand bands and musicians, themed family weekends and events to showcase the best of New Zealand innovation will feature in the activities programme on Queens Wharf in Auckland1…

New website captures Canterbury earthquake stories

2011 Aug 12

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister, Christopher Finlayson, today announced the launch of Quake Stories, a website for people to share their experiences of the Canterbury earthquakes. “Quake1…

More Kiwis get access to Freeview HD for the Rugby World Cup

2011 Aug 09

Free-to-air high definition digital television, also known as Freeview|HD, is now available to an additional 160,000 homes in time for the Rugby World Cup, Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman a…

New Zealand Music Showcase in RWC

2011 Aug 03

The best of New Zealand music will be on tour during the Rugby World Cup with 50 bands playing in 22 different cities in the REAL New Zealand Music Showcase. Rugby World Cup Minister, Murray1Mc…

Minister welcomes lost Hitchcock film discovery in NZ

2011 Aug 03

Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson has welcomed the New Zealand Film Archive’s discovery of lost reels of what is believed to be the earliest surviving Alfred Hitchcock film,…

Reshaping high performance sport

2011 Jul 19

High Performance Sport NZ has been formed by merging the SPARC high performance unit with the two New Zealand Academies of Sport into a streamlined unit. It will develop high performance athletes1…

Television New Zealand Charter repealed

2011 Jul 12

The dual mandate which shackled Television New Zealand (TVNZ) has been removed following the third reading of the Television New Zealand Amendment Bill tonight, says Broadcasting Minister Jonathan…

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