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

    29/03/1942 - Nazi sabotage hoax
    Career criminal Sydney Ross convinced the New Zealand government that a Nazi sabotage cell was operating in New Zealand. 

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  • Flags to be lowered to half-mast this Sunday 29 March 2015 - Funeral of Mr Lee Kuan Yew

    The NZ Flag is to be half-masted on all Government and public buildings on Sunday 29 March 2015 to mark the funeral of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew.