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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…

Media advisory for Anzac Day

2009 Apr 24

Explore the history of New Zealanders at war through the NZHistory.net.nz website. Produced by historians at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, this site is the most authoritative and accurate1o…

Ministry for Culture and Heritage wins hearing

2009 Apr 24

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage said today, “We are satisfied with the Court’s decision that TV3 had breached section 81 of the Broadcasting Act 1989, when it screened advertising on three…

Government concludes broadcasting regulatory review

2009 Apr 07

Broadcasting Minister, Dr Jonathan Coleman, and Communications and Information Technology Minister, Steven Joyce, today announced that the previous government’s digital broadcasting regulatory1rev…

Calling all Oral Historians

2009 Mar 24

Applications are being called for this year’s Awards in oral history. More than $1.25 million has been awarded to over 300 New Zealand oral history projects since 1991 by the Australian Sesquice…

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…

New Zealand War Dead Honoured in South Africa

2009 Feb 19

A memorial to 23 members of the New Zealand 7th Contingent who lost their lives in the Battle of Langverwacht in February 1902 is being re-dedicated in South Africa this week. The ceremony will ta…

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…

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