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Minister Releases

Address to National Digital Forum

2017 Nov 21

Kia ora koutou, Thank you for the invite to open your conference this morning. I’m inspired by your aim of working together to improve New Zealand’s digital interaction with culture and1heritage. …

Recognising New Zealand children’s right to play

2017 Nov 20

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson welcomes today’s release of a new set of principles from Sport NZ that recognise and protect the right of young New Zealanders to play. The release1coi…

Government signals Chief Technology Officer a priority appointment

2017 Nov 11

The Government has outlined its priorities across digital technology, media and open government signalling that the establishment of a Chief Technology Officer is at the top of the list. Delivering1th…

All Whites wished all the best as they embark on final steps to the 2018 FIFA World Cup

2017 Nov 10

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson is wishing the All Whites success as they embark on the final legs of their FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign against Peru at Wellington’s Westpac1Stad…

Prime Minister welcomes Venice Biennale artist

2017 Nov 02

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern has today welcomed the announcement that Dane Mitchell is the artist selected for the 58th International Art Exhibition – La…

Passchendaele remembered here and overseas

2017 Oct 03

Commemorations to mark one of New Zealand’s darkest days will be held in New Zealand and Belgium this month to remember the Battle of Passchendaele. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry1…

$44,000 to help support school teens play sport

2017 Sep 14

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has awarded a number of grants to enable high school students around the country to play sport. “Participating in sport is a key part of a Kiwi1upbring…

Radio New Zealand board appointment

2017 Sep 13

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced the appointment of experienced Wellington businessman Mike (MOD) O’Donnell to the board of Radio New Zealand. He replaces Sheena1Hender…

Funding for historic Christchurch pumphouse buildings

2017 Sep 12

Christchurch’s historic pumphouse complex of buildings has been awarded $200,000 to help with earthquake strengthening work. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the funding is part…

Government backs Gisborne's Lawson Field Theatre

2017 Sep 11

The Lawson Field Theatre in Gisborne is receiving a capital grant of more than $400,000 towards seismic strengthening. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the Gisborne District1Counc…

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