Poisonous plants and fungi
If you go down in the woods today, be sure you don’t eat a toxic mushroom. New Zealand’s poisonous plants and fungi can have nasty effects...
Te Papa’s new art season opens the glory box
Te Papa opens a glory box of treasures as it unveils its fourth season of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa with eight new shows showcasing the national art collection.
Trans-Tasman orchestras mark Anzac centenary with near simultaneous world premieres
The NZSO and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra join forces to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli landings with near simultaneous concerts featuring two world premieres by NZ and Australian composers.
Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails
Try our new free smartphone and tablet app which offers a new way to explore the Gallipoli campaign. The Ngā Tapuwae Gallipoli app features compelling diary entries from the First World War, with clear facts, authentic and beautiful imagery as well as audio tours narrated by leading historians.
Rare WW1 watercolours on show Anzac Week
Watercolour New Zealand is holding its latest national exhibition, 'Splash' at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul over Anzac Week. Opening 18th April to 3rd May it is featuring over 100 WW1 watercolour paintings, prints and pen and ink drawings by New Zealand WW1 servicemen.
NZFC Announce Annual Scholarship for Women in Film
At events in Wellington and in Auckland this week, the NZFC announced an annual scholarship programme for women. Suggested by acclaimed NZ screenwriter, producer and director, Jane Campion, the programme will offer scholarships across different disciplines in the screen industry where female participation is low.
Gallipoli: The scale of our war exhibition is coming!
Part of the Anzac week events happening in Wellington is the opening of Te Papa's Gallipoli exhibition on Sat 18 April. A series of ‘making of’ videos will be released each Monday evening in the lead up to the "Gallipoli: The scale of our war exhibition".
- Creative NZ and NZ History Research Trust to enhance coordination of funding for history
Creative NZ and NZ History Research Trust to enhance coordination of funding for history
An update on the NZHistory Research Trust fund which is administered by the Ministry.
Dedication of the Roll of Honour
The nation’s Roll of Honour commemorates the New Zealanders who died while on active service around the world. The names of 49 servicemen and women have been added to the Roll, in grateful recognition of their sacrifice for our country.
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.