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High demand for New Zealand Festival fund

2010 Oct 22

The Minister of Internal Affairs Nathan Guy has welcomed the strong interest shown in the NZ 2011 Festival Lottery Fund, with 482 applications received totalling $70 million. "This shows the l…

New appointments to NZ Film Commission board

2010 Sep 27

Producer and director Chris Hampson and production house general manager Cameron Harland  have been appointed to the board of the New Zealand Film Commission, Minister for Arts and Culture1Christop…

New appointment to Radio New Zealand board

2010 Sep 23

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of Tiwana Tibble to the board of Radio New Zealand (RNZ) and the promotion of Richard Griffin to deputy chair.   Mr Tibble1h…

Assistance for Canterbury region heritage building repairs

2010 Sep 17

The Government will contribute up to $10 million in addition to local funding to assist with the repair, restoration and strengthening of heritage and character buildings in the Canterbury region, M…

Switchover to digital television by 2013

2010 Sep 16

The Government announced today that New Zealand will complete the switch to digital television by 2013. ''Our election promise was to achieve digital switchover (DSO) by 2015 at the latest. With 70…

REAL New Zealand Festival launched

2010 Sep 09

New Zealand will celebrate its role as host of one of the world's greatest sports events by staging a nationwide festival which showcases real New Zealand to the world. The name of the festival -1…

Coleman appoints TVNZ Board

2010 Aug 19

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of Roger MacDonnell to the board of TVNZ and the elevation of Joan Withers to deputy chair. Mr MacDonnell was a founding1part…

Bill to streamline Creative NZ passes first reading

2010 Aug 19

A bill which will streamline the governance of Creative New Zealand, improving its effectiveness and freeing up resources, passed its first reading in the House last night by a unanimous1vote. Th…

New service for vision impaired audiences

2010 Aug 12

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman and Associate Disability Issues Minister Pansy Wong are today applauding funding for a new pilot service that allows people with impaired vision to follow1tele…

Merchant Navy Day

2010 Aug 09

September 3 will be recognised by the Government as Merchant Navy Day, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today. The Merchant Navy played a critical role1durin…

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