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New grants for seismic strengthening of heritage buildings

2020 Feb 07

Heritage buildings throughout New Zealand will benefit from the $1.1 million in Heritage EQUIP funding grants announced today. “These grants for seismic strengthening projects help private build…

Māori armed forces honoured at new Waitangi museum

2020 Feb 05

Te Rau Aroha, a new museum at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, acknowledges the duty and sacrifice of Māori who served in New Zealand’s armed forces, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane1Jone…

Government invests in kaupapa waka hourua

2020 Feb 04

More New Zealanders are set to learn about the incredible navigational and voyaging prowess of early Māori and Pacific settlers who arrived here more than seven centuries ago. Prime Minister1Jaci…

New government funding for waka will help precious national heritage

2020 Feb 04

Tuia 250 Co-Chairs Dame Jenny Shipley and Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr warmly welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement of new funding to strengthen Māori and Pacific voyaging traditions. The Co-Chairs…

New appointment to Drug Free Sport New Zealand Board

2020 Feb 03

Professor Patria Hume has been appointed to the Drug Free Sport New Zealand Board, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage announced today. Professor Patria Hume is a leading expert in1sp…

Celebrating the life of Dame Whina Cooper

2020 Feb 03

Minister for Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti Kelvin Davis today joined Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, the Cooper whānau, Waipuna Marae and the Panguru community to unveil a commemorative statue…

New Zealand Flag half-masting directive - 03 February 2020

2020 Feb 03

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 with immediate effect on Monday, 3 February…

Waitangi Day marked by community events

2020 Jan 31

New Zealanders will come together at community events across local marae, parks, schools and atop maunga to commemorate Waitangi Day, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage1Jacin…

Prime Minister unveils striking digital artwork

2020 Jan 30

A large-scale digital work by renowned New Zealand artist Lisa Reihana is immersing viewers in a visual spectacle, telling the traditional Māori story of the origins of our world. Commissioned by…

Unique NZSO tour brings Bach, Beethoven and more to regions

2020 Jan 29

New Zealanders can enjoy the music of Bach, Beethoven and get up close with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as part of an innovative new tour in March. Hamish McKeich, NZSO Principal1Conduct…

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