Ministry for Culture and Heritage: Featured Content http://www.mch.govt.nz Featured content from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. en <![CDATA[Astronomy – overview]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:00:25 GMT

Captain James Cook was an astronomer studying the transit of Venus on the voyage which eventually led him to New Zealand...

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<![CDATA[Oral History Awards Tell Our Stories]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:40:21 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/news-events/press-releases/oral-history-awards-tell-our-stories

Yellow-eyed penguins and their conservation, a look into Westport life, Niue elders’ experience of living in New Zealand and union history are some of the topics granted funding in this year’s New Zealand Oral History Awards.

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<![CDATA[175 years on – Treaty of Waitangi now and in future?]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:49:56 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/news-events/news/175-years-%E2%80%93-treaty-waitangi-now-and-future

A 3 day conference where panels of invited scholars and practitioners explore the Treaty is being held in Auckland from 6-8 July 2015. The Ministry is supporting this event by offering a limited number of free registrations available to Youth (under 25 years). Submit your interest to s.thorpe@massey.ac.nz.

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<![CDATA[Economic benefits from Cricket World Cup]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:22:04 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/news-events/ministers-releases/economic-benefits-cricket-world-cup

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcome a PwC report which confirms the positive economic impact of co-hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

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<![CDATA[Head to the national road show]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:26:12 GMT

The Flag Consideration Panel are traveling the country to encourage all New Zealanders to share what they stand for at the nationwide roadshow, public workshops and hui. Join the discussion for this last week of road shows.

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<![CDATA[Young musicians team up with exciting Spanish conductor José Luis Gomez]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:21:47 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/news-events/news/young-musicians-team-exciting-spanish-conductor-jos%C3%A9-luis-gomez

The NZSO National Youth Orchestra teams up with exciting Venezuelan-born, Spanish conductor José Luis Gomez in this year’s annual concert taking place this week in Wellington and Christchurch.

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<![CDATA[Support the RNZB's London campaign]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:15:30 GMT

The Royal New Zealand Ballet are taking two brand-new Anzac-inspired works to one of the most celebrated dance centres in the world, London. Kiwi stories, Kiwi choreographers, and our national ballet company. Be a part of one of the most significant tours that the RNZB has ever staged. Help us take NZ art to the world.

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<![CDATA[‘The arts make my life better’: New Zealanders ]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:16:07 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/news-events/news/%E2%80%98-arts-make-my-life-better%E2%80%99-new-zealanders

New Zealanders are creative people who believe being involved in the arts makes their lives better and their communities stronger. These results are included in Creative New Zealand’s triennial survey, New Zealanders and the Arts: Attitudes, attendance and participation in 2014.

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<![CDATA[Secret Power exhibition attracts international attention]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:24:34 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/news-events/news/secret-power-exhibition-attracts-international-attention

New Zealand’s pavilion for the 2015 Venice Biennale has been picked in high profile publications as a “must see” for visitors to the most famous art event in the world, staged in Venice every two years.

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