Ministry for Culture and Heritage

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Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Manatū Taonga
MCH-logo.png
Logo of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Agency overview
Jurisdiction New Zealand
Headquarters

Level 4, ASB House, 101 The Terrace, Wellington


41°17′05″S 174°46′27″E / 41.284805°S 174.774113°E / -41.284805; 174.774113
Minister responsible Chris Finlayson, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage
Agency executive Lewis Holden, Chief executive officer
Website http://www.mch.govt.nz/

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage (Māori: Manatū Taonga) is a government agency within the New Zealand government. The current Chief Executive is Lewis D. Holden. The current Minister for Culture and Heritage is Chris Finlayson. The ministry is responsible for numerous acts and regulations.

History[edit]

The Ministry was formed on 1 September 1999 and took over the function of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs. The first minister was the then-Prime Minister Helen Clark,[1] who held this role until the end of the Fifth Labour Government of New Zealand in 2008.

In November 2008, Chris Finlayson became the second Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage.[2] Finlayson is the incumbent minister in charge of the Culture and Heritage ministry.[3]

The Ministry is charged with advising and providing services to the Minister of Broadcasting, Craig Foss, and the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Hon Murray McCully, in relation to Crown-funded sports agencies.

Lewis Holden, the current chief executive, was appointed to this role in 2009.[4][5]

Functions[edit]

Unlike some other government bodies the Ministry does not have a single piece of legislation which covers its operation: its role is spread across dozens of current acts and regulations.[6] These include:

New Zealand history online[edit]

The History Group of the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage produce New Zealand history online (NZHistory).[24]

David Green, a historian working for the ministry, discovered that significantly more New Zealand personnel were engaged in the Gallipoli Campaign than had been recorded in Fred Waite's official history, The New Zealanders at Gallipoli. Waite's number of some 8,500 men was corrected to approximately 13,000 in September 2013.[25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Ministry for Culture and Heritage". Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 23 August 1999. Retrieved 20 May 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Briefing to the incoming Minister for Arts, Culture And Heritage: Hon Christopher Finlayson". Ministry for Culture and Heritage. November 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Hon Christopher Finlayson". New Zealand Parliament. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Young, Audrey (2 May 2009). "Political Diary". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Appointment of new Chief Executive". Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 28 April 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Search – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Canterbury Earthquake (Historic Places Act) Order 2011 (SR 2011/231) – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Television New Zealand (Separation of Transmission Business) Order 2003 (SR 2003/323) (as at 21 November 2003) – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Historic Places Trust Elections Regulations 1993 (SR 1993/302) (as at 31 January 2007) – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Broadcasting Act 1989 No 25 (as at 01 July 2011), Public Act – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "Television New Zealand Act 2003 No 1 (as at 23 July 2011), Public Act – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "Protected Objects Act 1975 No 41 (as at 01 April 2011), Public Act – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "Historic Places Act 1993 No 38 (as at 01 April 2011), Public Act – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "National War Memorial Act 1992 No 20 (as at 01 October 2000), Public Act – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  15. ^ "Radio New Zealand Act 1995 No 52 (as at 25 January 2005), Public Act – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  16. ^ "Anzac Day Act 1966 No 44 (as at 01 April 2004), Public Act – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  17. ^ a b "New Zealand Film Commission Act 1978 No 61 (as at 25 January 2005), Public Act – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  18. ^ "Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981 No 47 (as at 07 July 2010), Public Act – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  19. ^ "Archives, Culture, and Heritage Reform Act 2000 No 32 (as at 01 November 2006), Public Act – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  20. ^ "Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Act 1992 No 19 (as at 25 January 2005), Public Act – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  21. ^ "Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 1994 No 19 (as at 01 January 2009), Public Act – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  22. ^ "Port Nicholson Block (Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika) Claims Settlement Act 2009 No 26, Public Act – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  23. ^ "Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi Claims Settlement Act 2005 No 84 (as at 23 May 2008), Public Act – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  24. ^ "Meet the NZHistory web team". NZHistory. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 16 Apr 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  25. ^ "New research: How many New Zealanders served on Gallipoli?". New Zealand Defence Force. September 3, 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 

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