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

    23/05/1966 - Coronation of first Māori Queen
    Princess Piki, the daughter of King Koroki, was selected as the sixth Maori monarch − and first Queen − during ...

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  • Head to the national road show

    The Flag Consideration Panel are traveling the country to encourage all New Zealanders to share what they stand for at the nationwide roadshow, public workshops and hui.