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Govt gives career boost to people in the creation business – but those in the conversion business will be banned

23/02/2021

More bread and circuses, especially for the luvvies

Point of Order

Our Beehive Bulletin … 

The price tag was left out of the announcement, when Carmel Sepuloni, Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage and Minister of Social Development, launched a Creative Careers Service which is expected to support up to 1,000 creatives across three regions over the next two years.

The new service builds on the most successful aspects of the former Pathways to Arts and Cultural Experience (PACE) programme, she said.

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the Ministry for Social Development have partnered to pilot the service.

Sepuloni’s announcement was one of three new posts on the Beehive website since last we checked.  The others are –

  • The PM’s speech to National Remembrance Service on the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake
  • Justice Minister Kris Faafoi reaffirmed the Government’s “urgent commitment” (as stated in its 2020 Election Manifesto) to ban “conversion practices” in New Zealand by this time…

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