Parliament

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

 

$5.5 million to ensure future of cultural heritage

$5.5 million to ensure future of cultural heritage

The government has addressed several urgent priorities in the Arts, Culture and Heritage sector – providing funding to ensure the future of significant heritage sites, film and taonga, Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson announced today.

Creative New Zealand agreed to the Government’s one-off reprioritisation of $5.5 million from its baseline funding in 2009/10. This was made possible by a significant extra allocation of funding from the NZ Lottery Grants Board to Creative New Zealand, which was $9.271 million greater than expected for the 2009/10 year. This means that urgent priorities elsewhere in the cultural sector can been addressed, while Creative New Zealand’s budget will still be $3 million greater than anticipated this year.

“The cultural and heritage sector faces some urgent challenges in preserving some of our most important heritage sites, as well as our cultural record on film, because of historical underfunding,” Mr Finlayson said.

“The Historic Places Trust has had to defer significant maintenance and critical repairs on some of our most important and precious heritage sites because of under-funding over the last decade,” Mr Finlayson said. “Wellington's Old St Paul’s alone faces deferred maintenance costs of $1 million.”

“Budget 2010 allocates $3 million to fix these urgent issues, which bear not only on the preservation of the past, but the health and safety of visitors who should be encouraged to enjoy our history.”

The New Zealand Film Archive will also receive a grant of $2 million to start the second stage of its Saving Frames project to preserve the country’s cultural heritage in film.

The one-off funding injections to key heritage institutions are:

• the New Zealand Historic Places Trust will receive a grant of $3 million to address critical repairs and maintenance to NZHPT heritage sites and buildings, improving visitor safety and tourism opportunities

• New Zealand Film Archive will receive a grant of $2 million in 2009/10 to address urgent film preservation needs

• Pukaki Trust (Rotorua) will receive $100,000 in 2010/11 to investigate options for a permanent and sustainable long term location for the carving known as Pukaki, which features on the New Zealand 20 cent coin.

One-off additional funding of $400,000 in 2010/11 has been allocated to the Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s Cultural Diplomacy International Programme to assist Rugby World Cup initiatives.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election