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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

Today in History

18/01/1980 - 'Montego Bay' hits number one
Upper Hutt’s Jon Stevens made back-to-back no. 1 singles when ‘Montego Bay’ bumped ‘Jezebel’ from the top of the New Zealand charts. ...

Kiwi Summer Music Film Festival

Kiwi Summer Music Film Festival

You may be back at work, but in the evenings you can trip back to the hippie fests of the 1970s, the dance parties of the 1990s, the music videos we loved, and the great pop, rock and reggae stories of NZ. A summer of Kiwi music movies and documentaries is on screen at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision's Wellington cinema from 11 Jan to 24 Feb 2017. ...