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.

  • Today in History

    24/04/1922 - New Zealand's first poppy day
    A total of 245,059 small poppies and 15,157 larger versions were sold, earning £13,166. Of that amount, £3,695 was ...

  • Anzac Day wreaths outside the National War Memorial in 2012
  • Anzac Day 2014 service

    Due to the ongoing work at the National War Memorial, the 2014 Anzac Day National Commemorative Service will take place at the Parliamentary Forecourt, Wellington at 11am.