Te Ara – a history
Gallipoli survey completed
The largest ever investigation of the Gallipoli battlefield — the 5-year Joint Historical and Archaeological Survey of the Anzac Battlefield — has now been completed. NZ’s representative, Dr Ian McGibbon from the Ministry has just returned from Turkey.
Jock Phillips receives Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement
Staff at Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage are delighted to see their colleague Jock Phillips recognised for his achievement in receiving the 2014 Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement for Non-fiction.
Allyson Hamblett: stories of people on the edges of society
Allyson Hamblett, an artist at Spark Centre of Creative Development in Auckland, is fascinated with the stories of the people she paints – often people on the edges of society.
The Royal New Zealand Ballet does Dickens
The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol is a Christmas cracker! The heart-warming magic of Charles Dickens will leave audiences spellbound as the Royal New Zealand Ballet brings The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol to New Zealand in its final season for 2014.
Notebook from Scott’s Last Expedition Found in Antarctica
A photographer’s notebook left behind a century ago at Captain Scott’s last expedition base at Cape Evans, Antarctica, has been discovered and conserved by New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust.
The NZSO launches an extraordinary 2015 Season
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is excited to present its 2015 Season. Designed to inspire, exhilarate, and move you, the new Season offers something for everyone – celebrated composers, star appeal, bold new music, and extraordinary talent.
Christ’s College wins Vero Supreme Heritage Award
The winners of the 2014 Vero Canterbury Heritage Awards were announced at the newly rebuilt Knox Presbyterian Church on October 23. Christ’s College Board of Governors won the Vero Supreme Award with their restored Harper and Julius Houses.
WW100 commemorative pin
The WW100 commemorative pin will be available for purchase from 24 October 2014. If you wish to show your support for New Zealand’s First World War centenary through wearing the WW100 lapel pin, you will be able to purchase one through the RSA or selected NZ Post outlets.
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.