News: Government

New Zealand Government provides $12 million for new theatre in Waikato

The New Zealand Government has announced that it will back plans for a new 1300-seat theatre in Hamilton, making a $12 million investment its Provincial Growth Fund. The commitment towards…

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Nov 4, 2019 Arts / Entertainment / Government / Venues /


Kate Palmer to step down from Sport Australia Chief Executive role

Kate Palmer, Chief Executive of Sport Australia since 2017, is to step down from the role, not seeking  to renew her contract when it expires on 31st January next year. A joint…

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Oct 28, 2019 Government / Recreation / Sport /


China blacks out coverage of opening games of NBA season

A dispute between the Chinese Government and the NBA has resulted in state broadcaster CCTV not showing the opening games of the 2019/20 North American basketball league season. CCTV…

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Oct 25, 2019 Government / Sport /


Domestic market sustaining tourism performance

Continued strong growth in domestic visitation and visitor nights is sustaining Australian tourism according to the latest National Visitor Survey (NVS) and International Visitor Survey…

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Oct 23, 2019 Attractions / Government / Marketing / Tourism /


NSW Government’s failure to consult sees festivals threaten to move interstate

Major music festivals including Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival and Laneway Festival are among events threatening to relocate interstate following the NSW Government’s move to…

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Oct 22, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Government / Legal / Safety /


Minister backs VICSWIM Summer Kidz Program launch

The Victorian Government is calling on families to make the most subsidised swimming lessons for children that will be made available across the state this summer. VICSWIM’s…

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Oct 21, 2019 Aquatics / Education / Government / Safety /


Northland Regional Council backs Mangawhai sports facilities

Skateboarders using the Mangawhai Activity Zone (MAZ) will benefit from a $500,000 installment in a series of regional sporting initiative grants from the Northland Regional Council. The…

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Oct 19, 2019 Finance / Government / Recreation / Sport /


Australia Council’s annual report shows impact of ‘modest investments in arts and creativity’

The Australia Council’s newly released annual report shows how its investment in the arts in 2018/19 supported the creation of more than 9,500 new Australian works and compelling arts…

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Oct 18, 2019 Arts / Entertainment / Government /


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