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

 


Loss of Community Voice in Arts Delivery

Tracey Martin MP
Spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Heritage

30 January 2014

Loss of Community Voice in Arts Delivery

New Zealand First is deeply saddened to see the complete removal of community consultation and community voice around decision-making due to the passing of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Bill.

Arts and Culture spokesperson Tracey Martin says the removal of any requirement to consult with communities or to even create a strategic plan which would have included a consultation period is a sad day for those involved in the arts.

“We have particular concerns for Maori, Pasifika and rural communities. The disestablishment of Te Waka Toi and the Pacific Arts Committee is a serious blow.

"The Minister has suggested that his remedy of four reserved places for Maori and two reserved places on the new body for Pasifika representatives, chosen by himself, will more than comfortably replace these two respected and hardworking bodies.

“However, he neglected to mention that with the numbers at the table they can also now be outvoted on which projects to invest in as they will be in the minority on the Board of thirteen.

“We fear that we are witnessing the death knell to community art by the Medici-like grip that this Minister has on arts funding, where he tells the country what art is and that they will like it,” says Ms Martin.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Budget: Health Funding Must Keep Up With Need

NZNO: “The nursing team has been doing more with less for years. It’s getting to the point that we’re really worried about our colleagues, our patients, our jobs and the level of health care available for people in our country." More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Inventory: Time For The Government To Do The Right Thing

It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Budget 2016: More Partnership Schools To Open

Seven new schools will join the eight Partnership Schools already open, along with further new schools opening in 2017. “The growth of this policy is a reflection of the high level of interest from educators and community leaders,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

No Correspondence With English: Did Brownlee Make Up Sale Of Navy Ships ‘On The Hoof?’

Having revealed that several Royal New Zealand Navy vessels have not left port in years, New Zealand First is now asking the Minister of Defence to prove he did not come up with the idea of selling HMNZS Taupo and Pukaki until the media asked him. More>>

Housing Plans: Labour- Abolish Auckland Urban Boundary
The Government should rule out any possibility of an urban growth boundary in Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan if it is serious about fixing the housing crisis. More>>
Greens - State House Solution
The Homes Not Cars policy allows Housing New Zealand to retain its dividend and, in addition, would refund its tax, to spend on the emergency building of around 450 new state houses. More>>

ALSO:

Houses And Taxes: Post-Cabinet, Pre-Budget Press Conference

The Prime Minister said that the pre-budget announcements showed that his Government is “investing in a growing economy”. He re-affirmed the National Government’s commitment to lowering personal tax rates but that any such change must fit with the fiscal reality of the time. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news