Wellington city, the nation’s capital, is tightly wedged between the sea’s edge and the hills. Locals enjoy its compact layout, quirky charm and panoramic...
Timely reminder on finding archaeological artefacts
Recent heightened interest in fossicking using metal detectors and the online sale of moa bones and other artefacts has come with a reminder from Heritage NZ about the process that should be followed if potential archaeological artefacts are unearthed.
Arts and Culture Recovery Programme for Greater Christchurch
Since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, the Ministry has been coordinating cultural recovery across government and in the Christchurch community. The Arts and Culture Recovery Programme for Greater Christchurch is a key component of this work.
Nominate your Great Kiwi Classic
The hunt for the Great Kiwi Classic returns in 2015 and New Zealand readers nationwide are invited to join our celebration of iconic Kiwi books by nominating their favourites.
Happy New Year from the RNZB
2015 has got off to a cracking start for the Royal New Zealand Ballet with rehearsals for Don Quixote underway in the studio and a hive of activity in wardrobe.
Air New Zealand 75 Years at Te Papa
Check in for a journey back in time – and into the future – with Air New Zealand. On 30 April 1940, a flight from Auckland to Sydney marked the first scheduled air link between New Zealand and the rest of the world.
Craft/Object Fellowship 2015 Call for Applications
Creative NZ is calling for applications for the Creative NZ 2015 Craft/Object Fellowship, which is awarded to practitioners, curators and writers working in traditional applied arts or contemporary practice, including Ngā Toi Māori & Pacific arts.
Path to Nationhood history app launched
See history through new eyes. Download any of the six free Path to Nationhood tours for iPhones and iPads and experience the heart and soul of early New Zealand’s Northland, where Māori and Pākehā first met.
Funding success secures important Frances Hodgkins project
The achievements of New Zealand’s most celebrated expatriate artist, Frances Hodgkins (1869-1947) will be at the world’s fingertips, thanks to generous $136,000 funding from the Stout Trust.
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.