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Funding for 2010 Waitangi Day Activities

2009 Aug 06

Applications for funding to commemorate Waitangi Day are now being accepted, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage announced today. The Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund supports events that1celebra…

Culture is extremely important to our sense of national identity

2009 Jul 21

New research shows that almost three quarters of those surveyed think that culture and cultural activities are very, extremely or critically important to our sense of national identity. The1report…

New appointments to Film Commission

2009 Jul 13

Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson announced today three new appointments, including a new chair, to the board of the New Zealand Film Commission. Patsy Reddy, Rhiannon Evans…

Peter Jackson to review Film Commission

2009 Jun 18

Oscar award winning director and producer Peter Jackson will lead a ministerial review of the New Zealand Film Commission to ensure it is best able to serve the needs of the local industry and1commu…

Otago - self confidence and innovation

2009 May 08

Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand launched the Otago places entry on its web site at a special function at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery today. Malcolm McKinnon, author of the Otago site said1…

Appointment of new Chief Executive

2009 Apr 28

The State Services Commissioner, Iain Rennie, today announced the appointment of Lewis Holden to the position of Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Mr Holden is currently1De…

Minister releases cultural employment report

2009 Feb 26

The cultural sector is an increasingly important source of jobs in New Zealand according to a report, Employment in the Cultural Sector, released today by Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage1Chr…

West Coast winners

2009 Feb 23

West Coasters can see live footage of Greymouth’s winning team competing in the 1977 series of ‘Top Town’ in the new West Coast section of Te Ara, the encyclopedia of New Zealand, launched tod…

Te Ara wants your stories of country schools

2009 Feb 03

This week thousands of children return to school, in towns and cities and in rural centres dotted throughout the countryside. A century ago there were over 2,000 country schools; today there are1a…

Career Girls star in Te Ara’s latest entry

2008 Nov 21

www.TeAra.govt.nz’s latest theme ‘The Settled Landscape’ tells the story of country life in New Zealand. And sheep. ‘Career Girls’ is what some farmers like to call their ewes. ‘Powder…

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