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

    08/07/1893 - NZ Racing Conference established
    The New Zealand Racing Conference was formed to control the thoroughbred horse-racing industry in this country.

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  • Final deadline for flag designs is 16 July 11:59 PM

    Reminder from the Flag Consideration Panel that Thursday 16 July 2015 is the final deadline to suggest a flag design.