Young people and the arts
Whether they’re aspiring artists, promising performers or passionate producers of prose and poetry, New Zealand children and teens have plenty...
Notebook from Scott’s Last Expedition Found in Antarctica
A photographer’s notebook left behind a century ago at Captain Scott’s last expedition base at Cape Evans, Antarctica, has been discovered and conserved by New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust.
Jock Phillips receives Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement
Staff at Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage are delighted to see their colleague Jock Phillips recognised for his achievement in receiving the 2014 Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement for Non-fiction.
The Royal New Zealand Ballet does Dickens
The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol is a Christmas cracker! The heart-warming magic of Charles Dickens will leave audiences spellbound as the Royal New Zealand Ballet brings The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol to New Zealand in its final season for 2014.
WW100 commemorative pin
The WW100 commemorative pin will be available for purchase from 24 October 2014. If you wish to show your support for New Zealand’s First World War centenary through wearing the WW100 lapel pin, you will be able to purchase one through the RSA or selected NZ Post outlets.
Tanya Faiva: a good eye for colour
A vibrant mix of colours and textures interact with each other on the canvases of Tanya Faiva, a Dunedin artist. Tanya is one of five artists participating in the national I’m an Artist Campaign happening in Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington.
Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family
Tyrannosaurs - Meet the Family is now on at Te Papa. Alongside the ROAR-some exhibition are some amazing events catering for all ages... You can find out what happens behind-the-scenes, learn dino facts with world-famous experts, and even sleep over in the exhibition itself!
Reconstructed Knox Church to host Awards Ceremony
Event organisers are excited to announce that Knox Presbyterian Church will host the 2014 Vero Canterbury Heritage Awards Ceremony taking place on 23 October.
The NZSO launches an extraordinary 2015 Season
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is excited to present its 2015 Season. Designed to inspire, exhilarate, and move you, the new Season offers something for everyone – celebrated composers, star appeal, bold new music, and extraordinary talent.
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.