Tag: Heritage Spokesperson

Heritage In the New Zealand Parliament (2017)

The following are useful contacts for Heritage in Parliament:

Cabinet posts announced by the new 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 Paul Goldsmith MP (Image source National Party)

(Hon) Paul Goldsmith MP (National Party)
National Spokesperson for Arts Culture and Heritage


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NZ First Spokesperson For Arts Culture And Heritage : Ron Mark M.P.

Ron Mark M.P. (Image sourced www.parliament.nz)

Ron Mark M.P. (Image sourced www.parliament.nz)

Ron Mark M.P. is the Spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Heritage for N.Z. First.

Ron Mark M.P. is also the Spokesperson, Building and Construction

Ron Mark M.P. has the following
Current Parliamentary Roles: (more…)

“Unique heritage needs protecting” Media Release From Jacinda Ardern M.P. Labour Party Spokesperson Arts Culture And Heritage (03.07.14)

Jacinda Ardern_1“Labour’s plans to protect Canterbury’s heritage and to support building a liveable city include carrying out an audit of all remaining heritage buildings in the CBD and wider region. We will also repeal Section 38 of the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Act to ensure the community have their say before any more heritage buildings are razed."

“That guarantees the iconic Christchurch cathedral will not be demolished in haste, with any decisions on its future only being made after consultation and a proper Resource Management Act process."

Media Release is as follows: (more…)

“Community deserves voice on heritage” Jacinda Ardern M.P., Labour Spokesperson Arts Culture and Heritage Media Release (26.03.2014)

Jacinda Ardern_1“In the aftermath of the quakes, extraordinary powers were given to CERA through section 38 of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act to demolish damaged heritage buildings without consultation.
“Three years on from the quakes, the time has come for that overarching authority to end, and for communities to be able to once again have their say on the future of the city’s remaining heritage buildings.
The Media Release is as follows:

“Town Hall decision a boost for city heritage” Grant Robertson M.P. Media Release (Labour Party)

Robertson_Grant-Big"Christchurch City Council’s decision to save the Christchurch Town Hall represents a line in the sand for heritage buildings in Christchurch, says Labour’s Arts, Culture and Heritage spokesperson Grant Robertson."

The Media Release is as follows: (more…)