We advise the government on arts, culture, heritage, sport and recreation, and broadcasting.
Minister Finlayson presenting a copy of Alison Parr's Home book to official guests at a June 2010 Parliamentary function.
The Ministry’s strategic direction is the means by which we contribute to the government’s priorities for the cultural sector.
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Key roles and responsibilities
We lead government work in the arts, heritage, broadcasting and sports sectors providing advice on legislation, policy, and sector development to our Ministers.
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Where does our funding come from?
Find out about how we are funded, who we fund and what our responsibilities are.
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History of Government involvement in culture
The Ministry was established in 2000, however the involvement of New Zealand governments in culture, has a much longer history.
More about the history of Government involvement in culture.