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Public media journalism boosted with new government funding

2018 Dec 05

Nine widely diverse journalism projects have now been selected to receive funding support through the new $6 million Joint Innovation Fund, a collaborative approach by NZ On Air and RNZ to1commissio…

PM acknowledges Geoff Murphy’s contribution to film and New Zealand culture

2018 Dec 04

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern has acknowledged the passing of leading New Zealand filmmaker Geoff Murphy, saying he was a trailblazer of the local film1in…

Appointment of new Chief Executive at Manatū Taonga

2018 Dec 04

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today announced the appointment of Ms Bernadette Cavanagh as Chief Executive, Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Bernadette Cavanagh in her role1as Hi…

The terracotta warriors have arrived at Te Papa!

2018 Dec 03

After travelling more than 10,000 kilometres from Xi’an, China, the 2,300-year-old terracotta warriors have arrived at Te Papa. Image sourced from Te Papa. Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Imm…

Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen to have Sundance premiere

2018 Nov 30

Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen will have its international premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen will have its international premiere at the…

NZ On Air releases Annual Report for 2017/18

2018 Nov 29

A fundamental change more than a year ago has resulted in much more diverse public media and a 50% increase in the number of funding applications NZ On Air has received in the first year of its1plat…

New Zealand Film Commission releases Annual Report for 2017-18

2018 Nov 29

The New Zealand Film Commission’s Annual Report 2017/18 was tabled in Parliament. Critically acclaimed Waru was directed by eight Māori female filmmakers and released in 2017. Image sourced fr…

125 Years of Women’s Suffrage celebrated with new arts fund

2018 Nov 28

Women’s suffrage in New Zealand is being celebrated by a new arts fund opening on the 125th anniversary of the first national election in which New Zealand women voted – the election of 28 Novem…

Sing along with the NZSO in a special family Christmas concert in Wellington

2018 Nov 28

From Hark the Herald Angels Sing to Silent Night, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will give the audience the chance to sing along at a special family Christmas concert in Wellington on 15 Decembe…

First vote for women celebrated

2018 Nov 27

A number of well-known women activists, historians, writers and supporters of women’s rights will gather for a special Voting Day breakfast today to mark the first time women voted in a New1Zealan…

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