Ministry for Culture and Heritage: Featured Content http://www.mch.govt.nz Featured content from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. en <![CDATA[New Salvation Army training school, 1914]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:00:26 GMT

Flags and cheering fill the air as the Salvation Army's training school in Aro Street, Wellington, opens in April 1914. This building housed...

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<![CDATA[Arts For All: increasing access to the arts for disabled people]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:59:32 GMT

Arts Access Aotearoa has updated the second edition of 'Arts for All'. This guide provides practical and long-term ways for artists, arts organisations, venues, touring companies, festivals and venues to enhance their access, market their events to the disabled community and build new audiences.

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<![CDATA[Kiwis take flight at Edinburgh Festivals]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:15:55 GMT

More than 200 NZ artists will take part in the world’s most acclaimed arts festivals in Edinburgh this August. This is the first time such a large group of leading NZ actors, dancers, musicians, writers, Maori performing artists has been invited to the celebrated Edinburgh Festivals.

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<![CDATA[NZHistory.net's latest feature on WWI hospital ships]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 07:23:59 GMT

The Maheno and Marama were the poster ships of New Zealand's First World War effort. Until 1915 these steamers had carried passengers across the Tasman for the Union Steam Ship Company, but as casualties mounted at Gallipoli, the government pressed them into service as hospital ships.

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<![CDATA[Operation Anzac Spirit 2014]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:52:37 GMT

Each year the New Zealand Defence Force runs a competition for students to raise awareness of Anzac Day. The competition is now open to school children in Year 7 and 8 and entries close on Anzac Day 2014.

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<![CDATA[Christchurch venue overview assessment report (March 2014)]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:02:57 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/christchurch-venue-report-march2014

The Christchurch Venue Overview and Assessment Report commissioned by the Ministry, provides an independent, expert view of the current situation regarding performing arts venues that are both purpose built for performance and provide open access to performing arts practitioners in Christchurch city.

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<![CDATA[The Royal New Zealand Ballet brings Coppélia to life]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:46:37 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/news-events/news/royal-new-zealand-ballet-brings-copp%C3%A9lia-life

Prepare to be captivated when the curtain rises on Coppélia in April, this much-loved comic ballet will capture the hearts of the whole family.

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<![CDATA[Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement: nominations open]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 07:17:42 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/news-events/news/prime-ministers-award-literary-achievement-nominations-open

Don’t miss your opportunity to support an outstanding New Zealand writer, whose work has entertained, moved or inspired you. Nominations are now open for the 2014 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement.

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<![CDATA[A glam bunch of entries]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:55:55 GMT

GLAMs – galleries, libraries, archives and museums. This month, the Ministry's Te Ara website launched three entries that are very dear to our hearts: Art galleries and collections, Libraries and Archives. We haven’t forgotten Museums – that entry will be launched later in the year.

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