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

    19/04/1884 - Royal honour awarded to NZ woman for first time
    The Royal Red Cross was awarded to Miss Alice Crisp, matron of Auckland Hospital, in a ceremony at Government ...

  • Guard at Honour at Anzac Day 2012 service
  • 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.