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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

24/03/1770 - Māori kidnap victim dies on French ship
Ranginui was a Ngāti Kahu chief from Doubtless Bay who was kidnapped by the French explorer Jean François Marie de Surville. ...

Collect your Landmarks and win a family break in Northland

Collect your Landmarks and win a family break in Northland

Go to any of the nine Landmarks’ sites in Northland, take a photo making a human X then tag us on Facebook and/or Instagram – @landmarksnz and #LandmarksNZ and share with your friends. Entries close on 1st May. ...