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REAL New Zealand Festival launched

2010 Sep 09

New Zealand will celebrate its role as host of one of the world's greatest sports events by staging a nationwide festival which showcases real New Zealand to the world. The name of the festival -1…

Coleman appoints TVNZ Board

2010 Aug 19

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of Roger MacDonnell to the board of TVNZ and the elevation of Joan Withers to deputy chair. Mr MacDonnell was a founding1part…

Bill to streamline Creative NZ passes first reading

2010 Aug 19

A bill which will streamline the governance of Creative New Zealand, improving its effectiveness and freeing up resources, passed its first reading in the House last night by a unanimous1vote. Th…

New service for vision impaired audiences

2010 Aug 12

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman and Associate Disability Issues Minister Pansy Wong are today applauding funding for a new pilot service that allows people with impaired vision to follow1tele…

Merchant Navy Day

2010 Aug 09

September 3 will be recognised by the Government as Merchant Navy Day, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today. The Merchant Navy played a critical role1durin…

Appointments to Creative New Zealand Arts Board

2010 Jul 07

Artist and advocate Anne Rush and the former chair of the Whitirea Community Law Centre Jocelyn Afford have been appointed as members of the Creative New Zealand Arts Board, and current chair of the…

$6 million for Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery

2010 Jul 02

The Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery will receive a Government grant of $6 million for its redevelopment project, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced1today. "…

Sir Peter Jackson review of Film Commision welcomed

2010 Jul 01

Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson has received the final report of award winning director and producer Sir Peter Jackson and film academic David Court, reviewing the New1Zeala…

$10m extra for National War Memorial park

2010 May 21

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson today confirmed the government’s commitment to the National War Memorial precinct at Buckle St in Wellington. Budget 2010 commits $1…

Review to improve arts philanthropy

2009 Sep 30

A taskforce consisting of several of New Zealand's most high-profile supporters of the arts will investigate ways to improve levels of philanthropic giving in New Zealand, Minister of Arts1Cul…

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