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Rugby League World Cup 2017 Community Ambassadors named

2017 Feb 03

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the appointment today of one hundred volunteer Community Ambassadors for the Rugby League World Cup 2017. “The tournament is shaping up to be…

Further funding for regional culture and heritage

2017 Jan 31

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says applications for the second round of funding to support regional cultural amenities is now open. “Since opening last year this multi-million1dol…

First Encounters 250 commemoration launched

2017 Jan 29

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced a national commemoration to mark the 250th anniversary of the first encounters between Māori and Europeans. In October 2019, First Encou…

Heritage EQUIP fund open for applications

2016 Dec 15

A new $12 million support fund for earthquake strengthening work on heritage buildings is now open for applications, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. Launched in Septemb…

New Zealand Rugby 2016 Awards

2016 Dec 15

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman will tonight help mark the success of New Zealand rugby at the 2016 NZ Rugby Union Awards. “I’d like to congratulate all the nominees. It’s been a …

Funding for Hamilton’s Meteor Theatre

2016 Dec 03

Redevelopment of Hamilton’s Meteor Theatre will receive $368,000 in Government funding, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. “The Meteor is an important part of1Hamilton…

Keeping older people active discussion paper

2016 Dec 02

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the release of a discussion document that focuses on supporting older people to stay active. “If we want New Zealanders to remain active in1th…

Appointments to NZ Film Commission Board

2016 Dec 02

Two new members have been appointed to the New Zealand Film Commission Board, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. Pania Tyson-Nathan and Tom Greally will replace outgoing1B…

Landmarks pilot tells New Zealand’s stories

2016 Dec 01

A showcase for New Zealand’s significant places has been launched in Northland today, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says. “Landmarks Whenua Tohunga will pick out our must-see1pl…

Funding for Sir Ed’s Antarctic hut

2016 Nov 26

The Government will commit $180,000 towards urgent conservation work on Sir Ed Hillary’s historic hut at Scott Base in Antarctica, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. Ms …

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