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.
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.
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
Published 16 April 2019
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.
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.
- View the final research report on DAB prepared by MartinJenkins and commissioned by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (PDF 1.3MB)
- View the briefing to the Minister about DAB (PDF 321KB)
Tuia 250 Privacy Breach Information Release
Published 18 December 2019
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.
Published 18 December 2019
Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage has published its response to the recommendations of the independent report by the RDC Group Ltd.
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
Published 18 December 2018
Official Information Act compliance and practice: Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture & Heritage – Office of the Ombudsman Report
Published 27 September 2018
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.
Submissions to the Public Media Ministerial Advisory Group
Published 23 July 2018
Release of documents to support Hon Clare Curran's announcement of public media funding allocation for 2018/19
Published 11 July 2018
Updated on 5th March 2021