Wednesday, April 27, 2016


So what are thoughts of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry on the problem of diminishing funding available to the arts from Lotto gambling funds?

"the balls might just roll our way"

You can check out more of the Culture Minister’s profound interest in the arts on her home page. For example, watch the video of her 10 minute contribution to the Prime Minister’s debate - a few seconds praising the Government, 9.01 minutes on conservation, 16 seconds on Heritage and 33 seconds on senior citizens. Or you could follow up on the five highlighted news items (four on Conservation and one on senior citizens) and perhaps dip into her biography where the only mention of art is the fact that her partner is  ‘Grant Kerr, a consultant, lawyer and avid collector of contemporary New Zealand photography.’ Enjoy.