Marriage and partnering
In the 19th century marriage was seen as the foundation of society, with each partner’s role set by law and custom. In the 2000s many couples choose instead to...
Explore New Zealand's music
AllTracks.co.nz - Regularly updated selections of great music from New Zealand available as live embedded playlists on YouTube Spotify and Soundcloud. Curated by artists and industry experts who know and love their genre.
NZ's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
New Zealand’s pavilion for the 2015 Venice Biennale featuring artist Simon Denny’s much anticipated exhibition Secret Power has opened with the Wall Street Journal describing it as one of three "Standout Exhibits at the Venice Biennale."
The Royal New Zealand Ballet remembers WW1 with four dance works
The RNZB is honoured to present Salute, four dance works to mark the centenary of World War 1. Following the world premiere in Wellington this month, the company will tour to six venues around New Zealand.
NZSO celebrates the 150th birthday anniversary of Finnish composer Sibelius
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra celebrates the 150th birthday anniversary of Finland’s great composer Jean Sibelius with music that will rattle, unnerve, and animate the senses.
Seeking nominations for Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2015
Nominations for the Creative NZ Arts Pasifika Awards 2015 are now open! The annual awards celebrate the richness and diversity of high-quality Pacific art in this country, acknowledging emerging and established artists across all artforms.
More Women to be Featured at NZ Portrait Gallery
People want to see the faces of more women featured in the national collection held by the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. That has become clear from a Who’s Missing? popular vote to name New Zealanders whose pictures should be included on the walls of the gallery on Wellington’s waterfront.
NZ Opera’s Cinderella story is more than a fairytale
"Hold your head up and you’ll go far” sings Lady Gaga in Born This Way. That is the theme of the new NZ Opera production of Rossini’s Cinderella story.
Welcome to NZ Music Month
NZ Music Month is officially underway – New Zealand’s annual celebration of homegrown music and the people who make it!
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.