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

    22/08/1969 - First 'Young Farmer of the Year' chosen
    Held at the South Pacific Hotel in Auckland, this competition was open to all members of the Young Farmers' Club. ...

  • Piece of a leadlight war memorial window
  • Lest we forget - on remembering the Great War

    In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the onset of the First World War, Te Ara is featuring 3 stories which encourages us to think about that conflict and how we remember ...