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He mātārere te Pire hararei o Matariki o te tīmatanga hou /Matariki holiday Bill heralds new beginnings

2021 Sep 30

Beehive media release. Hei tā te Minita tuarua mō te Toi, te Ahurea, te Taonga Tuku Iho, a Kiri Allan, kua tata ake te hararei tūmatanui tuatahi e aro ana ki Te Ao Māori ka whāiti mai ki1Aote…

Government helps protect jobs and incomes for Arts and Culture sector

2021 Sep 29

Beehive media release. The Government will provide a targeted support package of repriortised funding to protect jobs and incomes in the arts and culture sector as it faces the ongoing challenges1…

Aotearoa mourns passing of creative icon Billy Apple

2021 Sep 06

Beehive media release. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Carmel Sepuloni has expressed her condolences at the passing of Billy Apple, one of New Zealand’s most influential artists. “Today1…

Government congratulates NZ Paralympic team

2021 Sep 06

Beehive media release. The Government has congratulated New Zealand’s Paralympic Team following an outstanding showing at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. “Our New Zealand Paralympian athletes1ha…

More creative spaces to support participation in the arts

2021 Aug 17

Beehive media release. More people will be able to find social connection, and practice and participate in the arts through further funding for 36 creative spaces across the motu, Arts, Culture1an…

NZ Olympic team congratulated on historic campaign

2021 Aug 08

Beehive media release. Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson has congratulated New Zealand’s Olympic Team on making history at the Tokyo Olympic Games. “New Zealand athletes have1mad…

Govt congratulates Lisa Carrington on becoming NZ’s most decorated Olympian

2021 Aug 05

Beehive media release. Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson has today congratulated New Zealand Olympic kayaker Lisa Carrington on her exceptional performance at the Tokyo Olympics which1…

Arts and heritage venues get helping hand

2021 Aug 04

Beehive media release. A new round of funding to support capital projects will help keep our arts and heritage sector alive and vibrant, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Kiri1Alla…

Government offers formal apology for Dawn Raids

2021 Aug 01

Beehive media release. A formal and unreserved apology for the Dawn Raids The Government will offer education scholarships as part of the apology Manaaki New Zealand Short Term Scholarship…

Exemption granted for Wallabies to enter NZ

2021 Jul 27

Beehive media release. Bledisloe Cup rugby will be played in New Zealand after the Australian rugby team received an economic exemption to enter New Zealand. Travel between Australia and New1Zea…

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