Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

New cultural consumption survey

Cultural consumption survey to be conducted: August 2000

New cultural consumption survey


New Zealanders' cultural consumption patterns will be the subject of a new $700,000 survey to measure cultural consumption patterns.

"We need more information about how New Zealanders spend their time on cultural pursuits, which play a significant part in shaping who we are as a people." says Martin Matthews, the Ministry's Acting Chief Executive.

"When people don't participate in cultural activities, we would like to know the reasons why. Access may be a problem, or there may be other barriers."

The survey, funded by the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology, is part of the cultural statistics programme run by Statistics New Zealand and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

Information from the survey will answer key questions on the number and types of people consuming different types of cultural goods and services. The survey may cover marae visits, museum exhibitions, library services, theatrical productions, film, radio and television.

"The survey will reveal how these goods and services 'compete' when people choose to consume some but not others," says Dianne Macaskill, Acting Government Statistician.

Both Government and the cultural sector want to increase appreciation of the range of cultural goods and services available in New Zealand. Information from the survey will be available in the middle of 2002. It is expected to be widely used by government policy makers and organisations working in the cultural sector.

Dianne Macaskill ACTING GOVERNMENT STATISTICIAN
Martin Matthews ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE MINISTRY FOR CULTURE AND HERITAGE


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION