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

    22/10/1972 - Death of poet James K. Baxter
    Acknowledged as one of New Zealand’s most accomplished poets, Baxter had devoted the last years of his life to social ...

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  • Designs for living

    For those of us who cannot draw more than the odd doodle, the release of Te Ara's 8 new stories on architecture and design is cause for jealousy and wonderment.