Empire and Commonwealth
In the early 20th century the hugely powerful British Empire spanned the globe. As its colonies gradually became independent, many of them retained their ties...
Royal New Zealand Ballet welcomes new dancers
The Royal New Zealand Ballet welcomes five new dancers to the company for 2014 and bids farewell to two dancers. The RNZB has recruited from within New Zealand, in addition to attracting dancers from all over the world.
Creative New Zealand Pacific arts report released
Creative New Zealand has released a report outlining how it will support Pacific arts over the next five years. The report is the result of a review that involved seeking advice from the Pacific arts community on how Creative New Zealand can best recognise and support the arts of the Pasifika peoples
Find New Zealand Artists in one place
Find New Zealand Artists is a new website that directs people to information sources on exhibiting New Zealand artists past and present. It enables everyone from hobbyists to professional researchers to easily locate the wealth of artist information held across NZ Zealand libraries.
Suffrage Petition sheets are now online
The Ministry's NZHistory has launched a new addition to the suffrage petition database - the digitised copies of all 546 sheets from the original petition. Rescanned by Archives NZ, the sheet images are linked from both the ‘Sheet no’ column on the database page and from each individual woman’s page.
Why is looking good so important?
The Ministry's Te Ara website focuses on 3 recently launched stories which look at the ways people change their appearance for social and cultural reasons. We explore personal grooming, Tā moko – Māori tattooing and body shape and dieting.
Map Exhibition at the Department of Conservation, Wellington
The foyer of Conservation House on Manners Street, Wellington is the venue for a new exhibition of maps showing until Jan 31st 2014. The exhibition is an opportunity to display some old maps that the Department has and to celebrate cartography and map making at all scales.
Book now for the NZSO's Messiah
The NZSO is pleased to announce this final performance of the 2013 concert season. For generations Handel’s Messiah has been synonymous with the Christmas season. Conducted by Richard Gill, the NZSO invites you to join them for this touching master piece.
New Zealand and the First World War book
The first of its kind for New Zealand – a lavish, landmark production – NZ and the First World War dynamically illustrates 50 key episodes of our wartime life. Featuring over 500 images, many previously unpublished, the book comes with a host of other memorabilia.
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.