Tag: M.P.

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.

HPA AGM Address Given By Jacinda Ardern M.P. Labour Spokesperson for Arts Culture and Heritage

Jacinda Ardern List M.P. Labour Spokesperson Heritage (Image Sourced www.parliament.nz)

Jacinda Ardern List M.P. Labour Spokesperson Heritage (Image Sourced www.parliament.nz)

Jacinda Ardern MP has generously provided us with a copy of the Address she gave to the Historic Places Aotearoa.

We note that :
"I will leave with you a few of these thoughts in writing. Please do feel free to take the time to think about them, and any other ideas you have in this space. I would welcome your thoughts."

The Address is as follows:

I want to start by acknowledging the manawhenua of this land. I also want to acknowledge James, and all of the executive of Historic places. You do incredible work. (more…)

“Regional Culture and Heritage Fund launched” Hon Maggie Barry M.P. Minister Of Arts Culture And Heritage Media Release

Maggie Barry M.P., Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage (Image Sourced www.parliament.govt.nz)

Hon. Maggie Barry M.P., Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage (Image Sourced www.parliament.govt.nz)

"A multi-million dollar fund to support regional cultural centres has been launched and opened for applications today by Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry.

The Regional Culture and Heritage Fund will be worth an average of $6.67 million a year.

A replacement and renaming of the former Regional Museums Policy, the RCHF is funded at the same level, but broadens its scope to include potential support for performing arts venues such as theatres and opera houses, heritage buildings with display collections and whare taonga. ..."

The Media Release is as follows: (more…)

“Report confirms ChristChurch Cathedral can be reinstated” Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Gerry Brownlee M.P. Media Release

NZ Parliament Picture1"Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Gerry Brownlee says the decision by the Anglican Church to progress investigations into reinstating the ChristChurch Cathedral will be greatly appreciated by the wider community."

The Media Release is as follows:

Gerry Brownlee

23 December, 2015


“Cathedral argy-bargy over, now time for action” Megan Woods, M.P. (Labour) Media Release

“As an important first step into our future the Government needs to immediately revoke the s38 demolition notice that sits over the Cathedral. Removal of the order would send the message loud and clear that we are entering a new era. No work has been carried out under this order - its time is well and truly over.

“The Deans’ report makes it clear that the Cathedral could be safely reinstated and we urge the Church to now move in the interests of Christchurch,” says Megan Woods.

The Media Release is as follows: (more…)

“Parapets and facades prioritised in revised earthquake building law” Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister For Building And Housing Media Release

NZ Parliament Picture1"A new category of priority buildings, covering parts of unreinforced masonry like parapets and facades, is to be included in the Building Act requirements for upgrading earthquake-prone buildings following strong submissions to select committee..."
The Media Release is as follows:

“Emergency management of buildings to change” Hon Dr Minister For Building and Housing (Media Release)

“These new powers significantly impact on people’s private property rights, as well as heritage and safety. We are keen to consult with building owners, members of the building profession, local authorities and the general public to get the detail right.”
The Media Release is as follows (more…)

“More targeted approach to earthquake-prone buildings” Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister For Building and Housing (Media Release)