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.

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  • Today in History

    27/04/1806 - Moehanga becomes first Māori to visit England
    On 27 April Moehanga (Ngāpuhi) became the first recorded Māori visitor to England when the Ferret berthed ...

  • View of the Carillon on the opening of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
  • Anzac Week 2015

    You are warmly invited to attend events taking place during Anzac Week in Wellington which runs from April 18 to 25 at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.