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Ministers' Releases

Government delivers timely support for whānau

2022 May 19

Beehive media release. Boost for Māori economic and employment initiatives. More funding for Māori health and wellbeing initiatives Further support towards growing language, culture and1…

Budget 2022 supports resilient and sustainable cultural sector

2022 May 19

Beehive media release. More than $185 million to help build a resilient cultural sector as it continues to adapt to the challenges coming out of COVID-19. Support cultural sector agencies to…

Funding certainty for quality public media

2022 May 19

Beehive media release. The Government is substantially increasing the amount of funding for public media to ensure New Zealanders can continue to access quality local content and trusted1news. �…

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…

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