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

 


New Te Papa chair and board member appointed


Hon Christopher Finlayson
Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage
3 November 2010 Media Statement

New Te Papa chair and board member appointed

Sir Wira Gardiner has been appointed as Chair of the Board of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and Fiona Campbell appointed as a member of the Board, Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today.

Sir Wira Gardiner had a twenty year army career, before becoming founding director of the Waitangi Tribunal. He has served as the General Manager of the Iwi Transition Agency, and as the founding Chief Executive of the Ministry of Māori Development. He is currently the Chair of the Tertiary Education Commission. Sir Wira was first appointed as a member of the Te Papa Board on 1 July 2009.

Fiona Campbell of Wanaka was an artist in glass casting and a graphic designer before she commenced philanthropic support of the arts. Her Real Art Road Trust has established two purpose built gallery trucks, containing art works touring hundreds of schools annually, particularly in rural areas. Her Real Art Charitable Trust also helps artists and local galleries in a variety of ways, including producing catalogues, assisting with overseas promotion, providing prizes and increasing staffing. In 2009 she was the Supreme Winner of the NBR sponsorship of the Arts Award.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Overseas Investment: Auditor-General To Examine OIO

The Auditor-General is to examine how the Overseas Investment Office collects and manages information following a request from the parliament's finance and expenditure committee. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English Living In Denial

The working poor have been a direct byproduct of the economic policies in vogue for the past 30 years or more, all over the Western world... That anger was evident in the Brexit vote, and it underlies the support for Donald Trump in the United States. More>>

ALSO:

Final Reading Of Parental Leave Bill: Families With New Babies Victims Of Veto

“For the first time ever, a Bill will have a third reading debate and no vote will be taken at the end because the National Government has used its veto – an extreme measure against families,” says the Bill’s sponsor, Labour MP Sue Moroney. More>>

ALSO:

Water, Pests, Erosion...: Commissioner Releases Mixed Report Card On Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has released a mixed report card in her assessment of the state of New Zealand’s environment. “We are lucky to live in an exceptionally beautiful country, but we have some big issues to face up to” said Dr Jan Wright. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Private Schools Beneficiaries Of Extra Cash

“Not only did this year’s Budget freeze operational funding for state schools, but 86 per cent of secondary school principals say they don’t get enough funding, and the demand for school donations from parents is rising at 10 times the rate of inflation... Now we’ve got Hekia Parata proposing more cash for private schools." More>>

ALSO:

Shop Hours Bill Second Reading: Government Blocks Easter Trading Petition

The union representing retail workers is warning that the Government is out of touch with working people after passing the second reading of the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, a law handing local authorities the power to permit trading on Easter Sunday. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news