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Decisions made on urgent turf maintenance

2020 Apr 09

The Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson has announced that urgent maintenance of turf and care for plants in non-plantation nurseries will soon be able to go ahead under Level 41restrictio…

Details of Creative New Zealand’s first phase arts sector boost, ahead of 14 April opening

2020 Apr 06

Creative New Zealand’s Emergency Response Package reflects a changed landscape, delivers opportunities for new and refocused creative projects that work in that new landscape, and bolsters a1secto…

Funding certainty for sports through COVID-19

2020 Apr 03

National sports organisations have been given certainty of funding to ensure they can remain viable through the COVID-19 pandemic, Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson announced today. …

Advice on news and media as an essential service during COVID-19 response

2020 Apr 01

Update: Guidance for media organisations during COVID-19 alert Level 3 has been published on 23 April.  Essential News and Media Services during COVID-19 While New Zealand is at Level 4 of th…

Essential media COVID-19 guidelines refined

2020 Mar 31

The Government is refining its COVID-19 essential business guidance to include the distribution of news publications for communities which are hard to reach. The Minister of Broadcasting, Communic…

Creative New Zealand’s first phase COVID-19 response, $16m

2020 Mar 24

Creative New Zealand can now confirm its Emergency Response Package, announced on Friday in response to COVID-19, will include a first phase $16 million investment to buffer and support the arts com…

Creative New Zealand establishes multi-million dollar COVID-19 response

2020 Mar 20

Creative New Zealand’s governing body, the Arts Council, has empowered the national arts development agency to establish a multi-million-dollar Emergency Response Package to support artists, arts1…

No National Anzac Day Services and Pacific Islands Memorial Unveiling Postponed

2020 Mar 19

National Anzac Day Services at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and Atatürk Memorial will not be going ahead this year due to the mass gathering restrictions in place in response to COVID-19. The…

NZSO suspends concerts due to COVID-19 restrictions

2020 Mar 16

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has suspended all concert and associated activity until May. This follows the Government’s directive today banning public events or mass gatherings of more1tha…

New Zealand Flag half-masting directive - First anniversary of the March 15 Christchurch mosque attacks

2020 Mar 13

First anniversary of the March 15 Christchurch mosque attacks. Immediate effect and weekend of 14 – 15 March 2020. At the request of the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, the …

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