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Minister's Foreword and Statement of Responsibility

I am pleased to introduce the Strategic Intentions 2014-2018 for the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Manatū Taonga.

Culture and heritage are the cornerstones of our society. The breadth and quality of New Zealand’s arts and cultural sector reflects our history and celebrates our present in creative and inspiring ways.

The government makes a significant investment in the cultural sector and we continue to see the delivery of positive benefits, including economic and social outcomes for New Zealanders.

Through the Performance Improvement Framework process, I am pleased to see the Ministry continue to develop rigour in its decisions around sector interventions and projects and initiatives it chooses to undertake. This will be further underpinned by research and collaboration across the sector.

The Ministry’s delivery of major projects including Te Ara, the Encyclopedia of New Zealand and New Zealand’s commemorations for the First World War underline its position in leading this essential sector.

As the Responsible Minister for the Ministry for Culture and Heritage I endorse the Strategic Intentions document. I am confident in the Ministry’s ability to safeguard and support our cultural sector for all New Zealanders.

 

 

Hon Christopher Finlayson

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

 

Minister’s Statement of Responsibility

I am satisfied that the information on strategic intentions prepared by Manatū Taonga / the Ministry for Culture and Heritage is consistent with the policies and performance expectations of the Government.

 

Hon Christopher Finlayson

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage


16 June 2014


Updated on 23rd July 2015