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New crowd-funding website Boosted welcomed

2013 Mar 21

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Christopher Finlayson has welcomed Boosted, the Arts Foundation’s new philanthropic crowd-funding platform, saying it will encourage greater private sector…

Minister Finlayson to represent Government at Papal Inauguration Mass

2013 Mar 15

Hon Chris Finlayson will represent the New Zealand Government at the Inauguration Mass of Pope Francis I in Rome on 19 March. “This will be a momentous occasion for the worldwide Catholic commun…

Appointment of new Creative New Zealand Chair

2013 Mar 04

Dr Richard Grant has been appointed chair of the Arts Council of Creative New Zealand, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today. Dr Grant replaces Alastair1…

Orchestral sector review released

2013 Feb 28

A report on New Zealand’s Professional Orchestral Sector has been released and provides a more effective framework for supporting the delivery of high quality orchestral services, Arts. Culture1an…

New appointment to Arts Board of Creative New Zealand

2013 Feb 25

Associate Professor Hon Luamanuvao Winnie Laban QSO has been appointed a member of the Arts Board of Creative New Zealand, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced1tod…

Minister welcomes recognition of Sistema Aotearoa success

2012 Nov 21

Arts Minister Christopher Finlayson has welcomed the first evaluation report of Sistema Aotearoa, saying it justifies the investment made in the children’s classical music programme by the1gover…

NZSO board members reappointed

2012 Sep 18

Donald Best, Marie Brown and Georgia Farmer have been reappointed for second terms to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra board, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson1announce…

Opera merger welcomed

2012 Sep 17

The announcement of a merger between the NBR New Zealand Opera and Southern Opera is an exciting and welcome development, Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson said today. By1br…

Future of NZSO assured

2012 Jul 23

Disestablishing the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is unthinkable, and is not a possible outcome of any review of the orchestral music sector, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher1Fin…

Minister congratulates Wellington East Girls choir

2012 Jul 10

Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today congratulated the Wellington East Girls‘ College choir, Cantala, for their first-equal placing in the treble choir category of the1…

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