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Initiative to boost arts philanthropy welcomed

2012 Jul 04

A new initiative by Creative New Zealand to boost the ability of cultural organisations to attract private investment was welcomed today by Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher1Finlayso…

Minister congratulates Auckland Art Gallery

2012 Jun 26

Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today congratulated the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki on receiving the prestigious International Award for Architectural Excellence from…

Government welcomes New Zealand Music Month

2012 May 01

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson and Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss today welcomed the beginning of the 12th New Zealand Music Month, saying it was a great way to sample f…

Minister pays tribute to life and work of Grant Tilly

2012 Apr 11

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson this afternoon expressed his sadness at the death of Grant Tilly, a founding member of Wellington’s Circa Theatre. “Grant had been1unw…

The Clark Collection/Creative New Zealand Scholarship Winner Announced

2012 Apr 10

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson has named Greg Donson as The Clark Collection/Creative New Zealand Scholar for 2012. Mr Finlayson said he was delighted to announce the 20…

Government congratulates Bret McKenzie

2012 Feb 27

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson on behalf of the Government today congratulated actor and musician Bret McKenzie for winning best original song in the Academy1Awards. …

Government congratulates Sir Peter Jackson

2012 Jan 17

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson, on behalf of the Government today congratulated Sir Peter Jackson on the Golden Globe awarded for the film ‘Tintin’, which Sir Peter1pr…

More films to qualify for Screen Production Incentive Fund

2011 Oct 10

Changes to a production funding scheme will enable more New Zealand feature films to be brought to production over the next two years and will support the sustainability of the local screen1industry…

Immigration changes support screen and entertainment industries

2011 Sep 22

Changes announced today to visa processes for screen, entertainment and music industry workers will support the sector’s growth, says Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman. The changes provide a…

Film Co-production Agreement signed with South Africa

2011 Sep 15

A film co-production agreement between New Zealand and South Africa will benefit the creative industries in both countries, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson said1today. …

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