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Supporting our dynamic culture and preserving our 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.

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Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund Applications Open

Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund Applications Open

Applications for funding for events in 2018 that commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi open on Monday 21 August. The Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund invites applications from groups hosting community events. ...

Today in History

Today in History

21/08/1958 - Auckland pedestrians begin 'Barnes Dance'
Auckland became the first New Zealand city to introduce the ‘Barnes Dance’ system, which stopped all traffic at intersections, allowing pedestrians to cross in any direction at the same time. ...