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

    23/09/1887 - Tongariro mountains gifted to Crown
    Horonuku (Te Heuheu Tūkino IV), the paramount chief of Ngāti Tūwharetoa, signed a deed presenting the mountain tops ...

  • Guests inside Arras Tunnel when its name was unveiled in September 2014
  • Memorial Park's Arras Tunnel open day

    The Memorial Park's Arras Tunnel open day is taking place on Sat 27 September from 11am to 2pm. This will be your only opportunity to walk through the Arras Tunnel before it opens ...