In the 1960s, when New Zealand adults smiled, they often displayed a set of dentures. Since then, the focus of dental care and oral health has changed from pulling out...
Campaign to save 'Hillary's Hut'
The Antarctic Heritage Trust has recently completed a major conservation programme of works at the three ‘heroic era’ huts on Ross Island. Now the Trust is turning its attention to conserving ‘Hillary’s Hut’ and needs your support.
Dawn blessing at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
Images from the dawn blessing held at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on 25 March 2015, can be viewed on our facebook page.
International violin star Janine Jansen debuts in New Zealand
Dutch violin star Janine Jansen teams up with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in her debut New Zealand performance of Tchaikovsky’s famous Violin Concerto.
Bengamin Morris : working big in the arts
Actor, sculptor, artist and arts advocate … Benjamin Morris wears many creative hats in his Christchurch community. Working from the community-based creative space, the White Room, he often creates large-scale paintings and murals of Christchurch buildings.
Return of the Motonui panels
Five epa (wooden panels), smuggled out of New Zealand 40 years ago, have been returned to Taranaki iwi Te Ātiawa and Ngāti Rāhiri hapū. The epa will be on display long-term within the next six months at Puke Ariki.
RNZB begins 2015 with flirtatious favourite: Don Quixote
The Royal New Zealand Ballet opens its 2015 season ‘somewhere in La Mancha’ with Don Quixote: a timeless tale of adventure, chivalry and love that has inspired one of the greatest works in classical ballet.
Uku Rere: Nga Kaihanga Uku & Beyond
Auckland's Objectspace is proud to present this ground-breaking exhibition in partnership with Toi Māori, developed and toured by Pataka.
Experience Anzac in Motion on New Sights and Sounds Website
From 30 March a new website, www.anzacsightsound.org, will enable visitors to experience the Sights and Sounds of the Anzac corps and the World War I era. A curated selection of archival films, songs, recorded interviews, documents and photos have been expertly restored and digitised.
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.