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Minister announces Creative NZ appointments

2017 May 01

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced the appointment of Michael Moynahan as the new chair of Creative New Zealand. “Michael has a long association with literature1througho…

Successful World Masters Games wraps up

2017 Apr 30

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman congratulate organisers and participants on the outstanding success of the World Masters Games 2017 as th…

Māori Battalion’s D Company historian appointed

2017 Apr 27

The history of the 28th Māori Battalion’s D Company will be documented by Harawira Craig Pearless, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have1announce…

Govt welcomes World Masters Games

2017 Apr 21

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman have today welcomed the World Masters Games 2017 to New Zealand. The World Masters Games is the largest m…

Ministers acknowledge generosity of Sir Peter Snell

2017 Apr 18

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have acknowledged the generosity of sporting legend Sir Peter Snell in gifting medals and1memorabili…

Rugby 2017 Festival programme launched

2017 Apr 18

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have today launched the Rugby 2017 Festival. “Rugby 2017 Festival is a program of engaging activit…

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…

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