Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Maori Benefit From Arts Cash Injection

25 May 2000

MAORI BENEFIT FROM ARTS CASH INJECTION

Maori art will receive a financial boost as part of the Government's cultural recovery package announced last week, said the Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Judith Tizard.

"The Government's $146 million injection into the arts, culture and heritage sector will benefit all New Zealanders, including Maori, by reviving creative industries and creating jobs," she said.

"Creative New Zealand received an additional one-off injection of $20 million in the package. As a result of the extra funding, around $5 million will be freed up to support Maori art and culture over the next three years. This is in addition to the current funding to Maori art through Te Waka Toi.

"A significant amount of Creative New Zealand funding will go towards a Seriously Maori strategy that will strengthen and develop the infrastructure for Maori art. The strategy will assist Maori artists, iwi and Maori authorities to protect and develop their art, deliver community projects and increase employment opportunities. Further details about that strategy will be announced in three weeks' time."

Support for Maori arts and culture would also be provided through other Creative New Zealand programmes.

Judith Tizard said that Maori artists and film-makers could also be expected to benefit from the Government's $22 million establishment grant for a new Film Production Fund.

"The Film Production Fund is focussed on New Zealand stories, the expectation is that it will lead to the funding of films that have a uniquely Kiwi flavour," she said.

"The Government is also encouraging the development of contemporary Maori music through the $2 million cash injection to establish a Music Industry Commission and through New Zealand On Air.


"The New Zealand Historic Places Trust will receive $3million this financial year for the establishment of a Historic Places Preservation Fund. Some $1.25 million of it will be set aside to set up a Maori heritage development fund," she said.

Judith Tizard said that the Government's investment in the arts, culture and heritage sector was clearly directed at supporting Maori cultural endeavour.

The Aotearoa Traditional Maori Performing Arts Society received a significant increase in funding two years ago and there was no evidence to suggest that was insufficient, she said.


Contact: margot.staunton@parliament.govt.nz


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

New Reports: Flood Risk From Rain And Sea Under Climate Change

One report looks at what would happen when rivers are flooded by heavy rain and storms, while the other examines flooding exposure in coastal and harbour areas and how that might change with sea-level rise.

Their findings show that across the country almost 700,000 people and 411,516 buildings worth $135 billion are presently exposed to river flooding in the event of extreme weather events...

There is near certainty that the sea will rise 20-30 cm by 2040. By the end of the century, depending on whether global greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, it could rise by between 0.5 to 1.1 m, which could add an additional 116,000 people exposed to extreme coastal storm flooding. More>>

ALSO:

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On The Commerce Commission Fuel Report

The interim Commerce Commission report on the fuel industry will do nothing to endear the major oil companies to the New Zealand public... More>>

ALSO:

Emergency Govt Bill: Overriding Local Licensing For The Rugby

“It’s pretty clear some clubs are having difficulty persuading their district licensing committees to grant a special licence to extend their hours for this obviously special event, and so it makes sense for Parliament to allow clubs to meet a community desire." More>>

ALSO:

Leaving Contract Early: KiwiBuild Programme Losing Another Top Boss

Ms O'Sullivan began a six-month contract as head of KiwiBuild Commercial in February, but the Housing Ministry has confirmed she has resigned and will depart a month early to take up a new job. More>>

ALSO:

Proposed National Policy Statement: Helping Our Cities Grow Up And Out

“We need a new approach to planning that allows our cities to grow up, especially in city centres and around transport connections. We also have to allow cities to expand in a way that protects our special heritage areas, the natural environment and highly productive land." More>>

ALSO:

Ombudsman's Report: Ngāpuhi Elder 'Shocked' By Conditions At Ngawha Prison

A prominent Ngāpuhi elder is shocked to find inmates at Ngawha Prison are denied water and forced to relieve themselves in the exercise yard... Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released a report highly critical of conditions at the Northland prison. More>>

ALSO:

Promises: Independent Election Policy Costing Unit A Step Closer

The creation of an entity to provide political parties with independent and non-partisan policy costings is a step closer today, according to Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Associate Finance Minister James Shaw. More>>

ALSO:

School's In: Primary And Intermediate Principals Accept New Offer

Primary and intermediate school principals have voted to accept a new settlement from the Ministry of Education, which includes entrenched pay parity with secondary principals. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA On 'Rawshark' Investigation: Multiple Police Failings In Hager Searches Confirmed

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the Police's unlawful search of Nicky Hager's property in October 2014 resulted from an unwitting neglect of duty and did not amount to misconduct by any individual officer... More>>

ALSO:

Broadcasting Standards: Decisions On Coverage Of Mosque Attacks

The Authority upheld one of these complaints, finding that the use of extensive excerpts from the alleged attacker’s livestream video on Sky News New Zealand had the potential to cause significant distress to audiences in New Zealand, and particularly to the family and friends of victims, and the wider Muslim community. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels