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Ministers' Releases

New appointments to Film Commission

2009 Jul 13

Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson announced today three new appointments, including a new chair, to the board of the New Zealand Film Commission. Patsy Reddy, Rhiannon Evans…

Peter Jackson to review Film Commission

2009 Jun 18

Oscar award winning director and producer Peter Jackson will lead a ministerial review of the New Zealand Film Commission to ensure it is best able to serve the needs of the local industry and1commu…

Appointment to the Broadcasting Standards Authority

2009 Jun 17

Broadcasting Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of Ms Mary Shanahan to the Broadcasting Standards Authority. Ms Shanahan’s background in community law will be an asset1…

Government concludes broadcasting regulatory review

2009 Apr 07

Broadcasting Minister, Dr Jonathan Coleman, and Communications and Information Technology Minister, Steven Joyce, today announced that the previous government’s digital broadcasting regulatory1rev…

Minister releases cultural employment report

2009 Feb 26

The cultural sector is an increasingly important source of jobs in New Zealand according to a report, Employment in the Cultural Sector, released today by Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage1Chr…

Survey shows huge support for public broadcasting

2007 Aug 28

The first ever survey of attitudes towards public broadcasting finds an overwhelming majority (89 per cent) of Kiwi’s agree that it contributes to their cultural and social value of New1Zealand. …

Art resale royalties to be considered

2007 Apr 16

The government is to consult on a royalty payment scheme for artworks resold on the secondary market, Prime Minister and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Helen Clark and Associate Commerce1Mi…

Protecting cultural treasures during war

2007 Apr 08

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture, and Heritage Helen Clark today released a discussion paper about New Zealand's ratification of a key international treaty set up to protect1signifi…

Government to lead by example in care of heritage properties

2004 Aug 31

The government has adopted new standards to ensure its historic heritage properties are well cared for, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Judith Tizard announced today. "Government…

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