Te reo Māori – the Māori language
In 1986 the Waitangi Tribunal recognised te reo Māori – the Māori language – as a taonga (treasure), and a year later it was made an official language...
Ideas to remember
The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial will be a unique and lasting tribute to the tragic events that have so dramatically reshaped the Canterbury region and people. This is your opportunity to create a place to remember.
All That Remains: WWI objects in NZ museum collections
Te Papa is very excited to introduce "All That Remains: WWI objects in New Zealand museum collections - He Waihotanga Iho mai i te Pakanga Tuatahi" which is online at www.allthatremains.net.nz.
Daren Kamali first Pacific writer awarded international residency in Iowa
Creative NZ is pleased to announce Pacific poet, writer and musician Daren Kamali as their 2014 writer-in-residence at the University of Iowa (United States) – the first Pacific writer to undertake the residency.
Fast, flirty, and fresh – a ballet sampler from the RNZB
Book now for the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s last season under Ethan Stiefel’s artistic direction, Allegro: Five Short Ballets is a powerhouse of extraordinary and diverse ballets from some of the world’s leading choreographers.
NZSO presents Shakespeare in Music
With this in mind, and marking his 450th birthday, the NZSO celebrates musical works that have been inspired by Shakespeare’s genius. Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing Suite is a perfect demonstration of the lush melodies that made him such a popular film composer.
Making a difference in Christchurch
Arts Access Aotearoa has introduced its Making A Difference Arts Advocates Programme in Christchurch. Facilitator Prudence Walker talks about why she’s involved, what drives its members and what she hopes the programme will achieve.
300,000 historical military records revealed for the 1st time
Millions of people across the Commonwealth, including thousands of families in New Zealand, could discover more about their relatives who fought and died during WW1, as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) launches two exciting new online resources.
A history of Featherston Military Training Camp
Featherston Camp was New Zealand’s largest training camp during the First World War, where around 60,000 young men trained for military service on European battlefields between 1916 and 1918. Download our history of this training camp.
Creating culture, preserving heritage
Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage works to enrich the lives of all New Zealanders by supporting our dynamic culture and preserving our heritage.
We support many of New Zealand’s arts, media, heritage and sports organisations; advise government on cultural matters and provide research and resources for everyone to access. The organisations we fund deliver a wide range of cultural experiences for all to enjoy.