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

    30/03/1940 - Funeral procession for Labour PM Savage
    Savage’s funeral procession set off from Parliament House at 9 a.m. on 30 March, starting what became the most ...

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  • Te Ara Hiko - Life and Music

    Read Te Ara's latest newsletter on music, which highlights some of the musical stories covered in their creative and intellectual life theme.