General proactive releases such as Cabinet Decisions, Status Reports, Ministry responses to OIA requests and other material of public interest are published on this page.
We proactively release Cabinet papers and material the Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage and Associate Ministers and Minister of Broadcasting take to Cabinet. This is in line with Cabinet Office circular CO(18)4 – Proactive Release of Cabinet Material. We aim to make this information available as soon as possible.
|2 December||Overseas Travel Report: Hon Carmel Sepuloni (PDF 182 KB)|
|21 November||Crown Acquisition of Kate Sheppard’s Former Residence (PDF 1 MB)|
|11 November||Artists Resale Royalty Scheme Online Survey (PDF 406 KB)|
|26 August||Overseas Travel Report: Hon Kris Faafoi (PDF 379 KB)|
|12 August||Strengthening Public Media (PDF 686 KB)|
|26 January||Overseas Travel Report: Hon Grant Robertson (PDF 184 KB)|
|17 December||Crown Acquisition of Kate Sheppard’s Former Residence (PDF 1 MB)|
Responses to OIA requests
The Ministry makes OIA responses available where the information is considered to be of public interest, and where there is no risk to the privacy of individuals.
|16 June||RNZ Concert and RNZ’s Music Strategy (PDF 5.4 MB)|
|10 January||Te Motuni Epa o Aotearoa (PDF 7 MB)|
|10 September||Departmental advertising spend (PDF 339 KB)|
|10 September||Departmental leave entitlements (PDF 162 KB)|
|10 September||Pukeahu skateboard policy (PDF 212 KB)|
|29 August||Diversity information (PDF 182 KB)|
|29 August||New office furniture and supplies in the last five years (PDF 122 KB)|
|29 August||Fees payable to Tuia - Encounters 250 Committee Members (PDF 127 KB)|
General information releases
Where there is a high degree of public interest, the Ministry may publish related information. The aim is to increase public access to the work we do.
Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) research report and briefing
After taking advice and considering a research report on the issue, the Minister has decided it is more appropriate for Government to wait until it becomes clearer that adopting DAB permanently is the right decision for New Zealand. He has directed officials to maintain a watching brief on this matter and to inform him of any significant changes as they occur. This will ensure Government is well prepared to act, if and when the case for DAB becomes more compelling.Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Kris Faafoi has decided there is not a strong case for implementing Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) in New Zealand at this time.
Tuia 250 Privacy Breach Information Release
This report provides Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage with an independent review of the decisions and processes relating to the procurement and management of the Tuia 250 website and the circumstances that led to the breach of the privacy of applicants for the trainee crew programme. Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage has published its response to the recommendations of the independent report by the RDC Group Ltd
|18 December 2019||Final Report: Independent Review of the Tuia 250 Voyage Trainee Privacy Breach|
|18 December 2019||Ministry response to the Tuia 250 Voyage Trainee Privacy Breach Independent Review|
The following documents relating to the Tuia Encounters 250 website, privacy breach and response have been proactively released by Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage on 18 December 2019.
Some information has been withheld from this proactive release and, if requested, would be withheld under the Official Information Act 1982 (the OIA). Where this is the case, the relevant sections of the OIA that apply have been identified. Where information has been withheld, no public interest has been identified that would outweigh the reasons for withholding it.
State Services Commission Inquiry into the use of External Security Consultants
|18 December 2018||Letter from Inquiry Head Doug Martin, to State Sector Agency Chief Executives|
|18 December 2018||Response from Manatū Taonga/Ministry for Culture and Heritage to SSC Inquiry|
Official Information Act compliance and practice: Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture & Heritage – Office of the Ombudsman Report
Manatū Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, welcomes the opportunity to participate in the review of Official Information Act compliance and review. We are looking to make improvements to our processes based on the advice of the Office of the Ombudsman. You can access all the reports on all agencies participating in the review on the Office of the Ombudsman’s website.
|27 September 2018||Offical Information Act Compliance and Practice Manatu Taonga – Office of the Ombudsman Report (PDF 2.2MB)|
Submissions to the Public Media Ministerial Advisory Group
|23 July 2018||Submissions to the Public Media Ministerial Advisory Group to 31 May 2018 (PDF 24.8 MB)|
|23 July 2018||Mediaworks submission to PMMAG - 6 April 2018 (PDF 124 KB)|
|23 July 2018||Stuff Ltd submission to PMMAG (PDF 142 KB)|
|23 July 2018||WIFT New Zealand members submission to PMMAG - 2 April 2018 (PDF 49 KB)|
Release of documents to support Hon Clare Curran's announcement of public media funding allocation for 2018/19
|11 July 2018||Cabinet paper - Allocation of funding for public media - for release (PDF 885 KB)|
|11 July 2018||GRAPH Comparison of public media funding allocation - 28 June 2018 (DOCX 282 KB)|
|11 July 2018||FLOW CHART Public media funding allocation.docx (PDF 125 KB)|
|11 July 2018||Recommendations of the Ministerial Advisory Group on Allocation of New Funding - for release (PDF 1.38 MB)|
|11 July 2018||Public Media funding allocation PWC report (PDF 3.75 MB)|
Updated on 1st September 2021