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Canadian co-production agreement signed

2016 Sep 14

A new film co-production agreement signed between New Zealand and Canada will build on the strong screen sector relationships linking both countries, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry1s…

New appointments to Sport NZ Board

2016 Sep 08

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced that Bill Moran, former Treasury Deputy Secretary, and Jason Shoebridge, Chief Executive of Kantar NZ, have been appointed to the1Spo…

Spirit of Gold heads to Rio Paralympics

2016 Sep 06

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner wish New Zealand’s Paralympians the best of luck as the Paralympics get underway this week. “Our 31 Kiwi …

150 Years of the Cook Strait Cable

2016 Aug 26

On 26 August 1866, New Zealand’s telecommunications took a leap into the future with the successful connection of the Cook Strait Telegraph Cable, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. “It was a…

Congrats to Kiwi Olympians for most successful Games ever

2016 Aug 22

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says New Zealand’s Olympic team should be incredibly proud of achieving the country’s best ever results at an Olympic Games with a total of 18 medals…

Minister to attend Edinburgh International Cultural Summit

2016 Aug 22

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry leaves for the United Kingdom tonight to attend and speak at the Edinburgh International Cultural Summit, a major gathering of arts sector leaders from…

Convergence programme moving apace

2016 Aug 22

The Government’s Convergence Work Programme is making excellent progress towards ensuring New Zealand is well-placed to take advantage of an increasingly digital media environment, says Broadcasting…

National Commemoration to remember war in France

2016 Aug 21

New Zealander’s experiences in France during the First World War will be remembered in a special national commemoration on Sunday 18 September, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says.…

Digital Convergence Bill captures online content

2016 Aug 21

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has today announced the Government’s plans to update the Broadcasting Act to better reflect today’s converged market. “The media sector is in a period of great1ch…

Historic pa and redoubt returned to Waikato-Tainui

2016 Aug 19

The historic site of one of the largest battles of the New Zealand Wars has been returned to iwi ownership as part of the 10th anniversary Koroneihana celebrations for Kiingi Tuheitia. Conservation Mi…

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