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Appointment for physical activity and nutrition in schools

2017 Apr 18

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Education Minister Hekia Parata have welcomed the appointment of Professor Grant Schofield, as the Ministry of Education’s first Chief Education Health and1Nutr…

NZ artists at prestigious contemporary exhibition

2017 Apr 07

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated three New Zealand artists whose work will be exhibited at documenta -  breaking new ground  for New Zealand art at one of the1world…

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park wins prestigious landscape award

2017 Apr 06

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says Pukeahu National War Memorial Park’s overall win at this year’s New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture annual awards is a fitting1acc…

More funding for regional cultural amenities

2017 Apr 04

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says applications for the third round of the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund (RCHF) are now open. “The Fund was established to ensure people in1re…

Runs on the board for gender equality in cricket

2017 Mar 30

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman will tonight acknowledge steps being taken to improve gender equality in cricket at the ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards. “It is a credit to New Zealand1…

First World War video series launched

2017 Mar 28

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says New Zealand’s First World War stories have been brought to life through a series of short animated videos, with the first released today. “The…

First Heritage EQUIP grants allocated

2017 Mar 28

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says two industrial buildings will receive the first funding from a new grant specifically for earthquake strengthening privately-owned heritage1buildi…

Congrats to Special Olympics team

2017 Mar 27

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner say the New Zealand Special Olympics team should be extremely proud of its outstanding results at the 2017 Sp…

Play.Sport having an impact one year on

2017 Mar 22

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says up to 20,000 children are benefiting from a pilot programme which seeks to transform the way physical education (PE) is taught in1schools.   “W…

Memorial unveiling strengthens New Zealand-Turkish ties

2017 Mar 21

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the ties between New Zealand and Turkey were strengthened further today with the unveiling of the Turkish Memorial at Pukeahu National War1Memoria…

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