Minister Craig Foss (Image Sourced www.Parliament.nz)
Maggie Barry M.P., Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage (Image Sourced www.parliament.nz)
Minister Maggie Barry has generously supplied us with a copy of the text of the keynote address notes given on her behalf by Minister Craig Foss.
Her office advises these are speech notes and as such are not a verbatim copy of the address.
"Winston Churchill once said “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”
With this in mind, it’s important to consider both tangible and intangible value in any conversation about cultural heritage so that we are able to identify and protect our heritage places for present and future generations."
Hon Craig Foss
On behalf of Hon Maggie Barry
Historical Places Aotearoa Conference, Saturday 29 October 2016 (more…)
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. ..."
Maggie Barry M.P., Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage (Image www.parliament.govt.nz)
“While this park marks the spot where Reverend Samuel Marsden delivered the first sermon on New Zealand soil 200 years ago, it also provides us with a place to learn about and reflect on New Zealand’s journey as a bicultural nation,” says Ms Barry.