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- NZSO records The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
NZSO records The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
New Zealand’s national orchestra has recorded the soundtrack for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies the third film in Sir Peter Jackson’s acclaimed The Hobbit Trilogy, in Wellington’s Town Hall. The film, was released in New Zealand on 11 December 2014.
Arts and Culture Recovery Programme for Greater Christchurch
Since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, the Ministry has been coordinating cultural recovery across government and in the Christchurch community. The Arts and Culture Recovery Programme for Greater Christchurch is a key component of this work.
Explore Kemp House garden at your own pace
Visitors to Kerikeri’s Kemp House and Stone Store can now explore its Garden of National Significance at their own pace. A new self-guided garden tour of the Kerikeri Mission Station has been launched in anticipation of the upcoming summer tourist season.
Air New Zealand 75 Years at Te Papa
Check in for a journey back in time – and into the future – with Air New Zealand. On 30 April 1940, a flight from Auckland to Sydney marked the first scheduled air link between New Zealand and the rest of the world.
Minister welcomes opening of Heritage Park
The opening of the Rangihoua Heritage Park on 21 December marks the commemoration of the site where the first recorded Christian church service was held in New Zealand on 25 December 1814.
Path to Nationhood history app launched
See history through new eyes. Download any of the six free Path to Nationhood tours for iPhones and iPads and experience the heart and soul of early New Zealand’s Northland, where Māori and Pākehā first met.
Honouring and remembering - Anzac Girls
There are a number of other upcoming NZ On Air-funded projects that will tell the stories of honour and sacrifice of those who fought in World War I. These programmes will give New Zealander’s an opportunity to better understand our past and how it still shapes us today
2015 marks the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. In conjunction with other government agencies, our Ministry is part of the Waitangi 175 working group which has been formed to coordinate planning and initiatives across the Government for this event of national significance.
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.