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We're back - phew!

2010 Dec 06

Pure magic. That describes the sparkle and glitter and artistic fulfillment we all experienced on the biggest international tour of our history.    Three years in the planning, nothing was left1…

Integration of the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography with Te Ara

2010 Dec 06

The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography is moving from www.dnzb.govt.nz to its new home on Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. The biographies are now available at1www.teara.govt.nz/en/biogra…

REAL NZ Festival Lottery Fund boosts events for RWC 2011

2010 Dec 03

New Zealand's biggest-ever festival, which will run in conjunction with Rugby World Cup 2011, has grown even larger following the allocation of Lottery Grants Board funding to 195 projects. The REAL…

He Maimai Aroha

2010 Dec 01

Te kahurangi, Te māreikura, Ko Te Aue Davis, kua hinga nei, Ko Ngāti Uekaha, Ko Ngāti Maniapoto, E tangi apakura nei. He whiringa aha tāna? He whiringa ngatahi. Ka raranga, ka1mau. …

Digital switchover campaign launched

2010 Nov 30

A national campaign to promote the switch to digital television was launched today by Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman. The Going Digital campaign provides a website, www.goingdigital.co.nz1…

John Key - Speech On Pike River Mine Tragedy

2010 Nov 24

Speech by Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister, 24 November 2010, on the Pike River Mine tragedy This afternoon New Zealand has been devastated by the news we have all been dreading.   A second explo…

Visitors flock to see Ron Mueck sculptures at Christchurch

2010 Nov 12

Ron Mueck has become the most popular paid-entry exhibition ever to be shown at Christchurch Art Gallery, with a total of 36,000 people visiting in its first six weeks. Since it opened on 21Octobe…

Sale of Sir Edmund Hillary watches

2010 Nov 12

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage has sought expert opinions regarding the status of six watches formerly owned by Sir Edmund Hillary, and recently offered for auction in Switzerland. These1opi…

Speech to the SPADA Conference 2010 (12 Nov 2010)

2010 Nov 12

Speech made by Broadcasting Minister 2008-2011 Jonathan Coleman. Thank you for inviting me to speak at this year's SPADA conference.  It's a great opportunity to celebrate the successes of the la…

Swiss ovation for NZSO a highlight of dream tour

2010 Nov 07

The NZSO flew the flag for New Zealand music in Switzerland, performing works by David Farquhar and Ross Harris, as well as Douglas Lilburn's Aotearoa. Music Director Pietari Inkinen led two1encore…

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