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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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Belgian WW1 exhibition shows respect for New Zealand soldiers

Belgian WW1 exhibition shows respect for New Zealand soldiers

“Passchendaele: The Belgians have not forgotten” - a free exhibition developed in Belgium to acknowledge NZ’s part in the Battle of Passchendaele has opened at the National War Memorial. ...

Today in History

Today in History

24/07/2000 - New Zealand soldier killed in Timor-Leste
Private Leonard Manning was the first New Zealander killed in combat since the Vietnam War. 24/07/2000 - New ...