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What's in a name?

2009 Aug 13

Origins of place names Cape Turnagain and Cape Kidnappers, as well as how Havelock North started as Havelock, a translation of the longest place name in the world and why there’s an apostrophe in1…

Digital futures discussion document

2009 Aug 11

The options for the use of radio spectrum after digital switch-over of television services is the subject of a discussion paper released today. New Zealand’s move to digital-only television is1i…

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…

Silent oral history signs the way ahead

2009 Jul 31

Oral history in New Zealand will break new ground following this year's allocation of awards for recording memories and life stories. For the first time a video oral history project will be recorded…

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…

New feature ‘Antarctica’ on nzhistory.net.nz

2009 Jul 09

“Antarctica and New Zealand share a long and rich history”, said Dr Bronwyn Dalley, Chief Historian, Ministry for Culture and Heritage. A new feature on NZHistory.net.nz tells the stories of1t…

Ministry for Culture and Heritage on sentencing

2009 Jul 02

The Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Lewis Holden acknowledged today the sentence imposed on TV3 for its breach of the Broadcasting Act restrictions on Sunday morning1advert…

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…

Appointment to the Broadcasting Standards Authority

2009 Jun 17

Broadcasting Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of Ms Mary Shanahan to the Broadcasting Standards Authority. Ms Shanahan’s background in community law will be an asset1…

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