Before European arrival in New Zealand, carbohydrates were hard to find. Māori placed great value on the kūmara, a sweet potato they had brought from Polynesia...
No Front Line - new Vietnam oral history
This week sees the launch of the Ministry's new publication "No front line : inside stories of New Zealand’s Vietnam War" which has been compiled from more than 150 veteran interviews recorded by the Ministry over the last 5 years for our Vietnam War oral history project website.
First World War commemorative museum exhibition announced
Wellington’s landmark Dominion Museum Building will be home to a temporary First World War commemorative museum exhibition, developed by Sir Peter Jackson, from April 2015 and through the duration of the centenary period.
Giving voice to silenced works
The world premiere of Vom Judischen Schicksal by Richard Fuchs is one of the many works being presented in the ‘Recovering Forbidden Voices’ conference, a collaborative event presented by Te Kōkī NZ School of Music and Victoria University.
Introducing Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision
August marks the public launch of New Zealand’s new, integrated audiovisual archive. Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is the operating name for the New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua Me Ngā Taonga Kōrero.
Follow New Zealand at Edinburgh
More than 200 New Zealand artists will take part in the world’s most acclaimed arts festivals in Edinburgh this August. Visit Creative New Zealand's http://nzatedinburgh.com/ for all of the details.
Fast, flirty, and fresh – a ballet sampler from the RNZB
Book now for the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s last season under Ethan Stiefel’s artistic direction, Allegro: Five Short Ballets is a powerhouse of extraordinary and diverse ballets from some of the world’s leading choreographers.
Ideas to remember
The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial will be a unique and lasting tribute to the tragic events that have so dramatically reshaped the Canterbury region and people. This is your opportunity to create a place to remember.
Remembering one of the most significant events of the 20th century
World War I was one of the most significant events of the 20th century and had an extensive impact on New Zealand society. Here is a collection of some of the projects supported and funded by NZ On Air.
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.