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Te Papa seeks citizen scientists to catch and dispatch mosquitos

2020 Feb 24

Instead of squashing that mosquito on your leg, you could post it in to Te Papa and be part of New Zealand’s first mozzie census. Don’t squash it: catch it, freeze it, and send it! That’s1…

World War Two New Zealand audio discs given world heritage status

2020 Feb 17

A collection of nearly 1,600 audio discs made for New Zealand radio during World War Two has been recognised by the United Nations as taonga of significant cultural value. The discs, along with four…

Ngati Porou share their journey towards Te Tiriti settlement

2020 Feb 17

Today’s launch of the Ngati Porou treaty settlement documentary is significant for the iwi and for all New Zealanders as we further our understanding of the journey to Te Tiriti o Waitangi1settlem…

Local artist Reuben creates colossal cake for gallery birthday bash

2020 Feb 14

Celebrated local artist Reuben Paterson’s piece - a colossal, glittery cake – is set to take centre stage for the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s 50th street party. Reuben, best known for his1…

Hokitika joins Tohu Whenua

2020 Feb 14

Hokitika Port, Commercial and Government Centre will join Tohu Whenua today, recognising it as one of New Zealand’s most treasured heritage places. Joining other sites on the West Coast as1…

Celebrating Creative Spaces Week 2020

2020 Feb 13

Arts Access Aotearoa and a network of creative spaces throughout New Zealand will celebrate Creative Spaces Week 2020 from Monday 17 February to Sunday 23 February, aiming to increase public awaren…

Seeking candidates for Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board

2020 Feb 13

On behalf of the Board Chair, Hon Kelvin Davis, Associate Minister of Education, the Ministry of Education are seeking expressions of interest from people qualified for appointment to this Board.1Du…

New Zealand Flag half-masting directive - 14 February 2020

2020 Feb 13

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with protocol, the New Zealand Flag is to be flown at half-mast on all Government and public buildings on Friday 14 February 2020 to mark the fune…

Applications invited for $7 million Regional Culture and Heritage Fund

2020 Feb 12

Applications are now open for the fifth round of the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Grant Robertson announced today.   “I am delighted to1o…

Work to begin on a possible new public media entity

2020 Feb 07

The Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media has announced work will begin on a business case to assess the viability of forming a new public media entity. “The Government must…

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