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.

  • Today in History

    21/04/1961 - First Golden Shears competition
    First held at the Masterton War Memorial Stadium in 1961, the Golden Shears competition has become the iconic event for the ...

  • Anzac Day wreaths outside the National War Memorial in 2012
  • Anzac Day 2014 service

    Due to the ongoing work at the National War Memorial, the 2014 Anzac Day National Commemorative Service will take place at the Parliamentary Forecourt, Wellington at 11am.