Heritage In the New Zealand Parliament (2018)

The following are useful contacts for Heritage in Parliament:

Cabinet posts announced by the Coalition Government:

Jacinda Ardern MP (Image source www.parliament.nz)

(Rt Hon) Jacinda Ardern MP: Prime Minster (Labour Party)
Portfolios of Arts, Culture and Heritage


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Carmel Sepuloni MP (Image source www.parliament.nz)

(Hon) Carmel Sepuloni MP (Labour Party)
Associate Minister for Arts and Culture and Heritage


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Grant Robertson MP (Image source www.parliament.nz)

(Hon) Grant Robertson MP (Labour Party)
Finance Minister, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage
(Grant Robertson has previously held the role of Labour Spokesperson for Arts Culture and Heritage and thus as  Finance Minister will have an understanding of issues related to Heritage.)


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Support Party Ministers:

Eugenie Sage MP (Image source www.parliament.nz)

(Hon) Eugenie Sage MP (Green Party)
Minister for Conservation
(DOC has significant amounts of both built heritage and heritage sites.)


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Chlöe Swarbrick MP (Image Source Wikipedia)

Chlöe Swarbrick MP (Green Party)
Green Party Spokesperson Arts Culture and Heritage
The Greens are a support party for the current Governement and as such have a Spokesperson for Arts Culture and Heritage. 


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Hon Nicky Wagner (Image www.parliament.nz)

(Hon) Nicky Wagner MP (National Party) 
Spokesperson for Art Culture and Heritage


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This is the latest update and includes the reshuffle of roles announced by the National Party.

“Landmarks Whenua Tohunga”- Details Of the Heritage Initiative (Sourced MCH Website)

(Image sourced Ministry Culture and Heritage)

Landmarks Whenua Tohunga : 

Northland and Otago are the  two Landmarks Whenua Tohunga that have been launched thus far. The Ministry of Culture and Heritage (MCH) has the following explanation and details on its website.

The following explanatory quotes were taken from the MCH site:

"Landmarks Whenua Tohunga promotes New Zealand's unique culture and connects visitors to our stories and places.

Landmarks is a partnership between Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai, and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga. The programme provides a unified approach to promoting and encouraging people to visit New Zealand’s historically and culturally important places. (more…)

“The Political Election Landscape for Heritage
”- HPA Exec Member Denis Pilkington Gave A Presentation To The HPA AGM On What Was Being Offered 
To The Heritage Voter At The 2017 Election.

I was asked to check out the various political party manifestos to see what was on offer during the election campaign. Heritage appears to be a fairly minor issue in the election process as it was not mentioned at all by United Future, it received a passing comment by ACT, NZ First offered a one line policy and there was only slightly more from National and while the policies from Labour and the Greens were a little more detailed they are both quite brief. (more…)