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Supporting our dynamic culture and preserving our 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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Join us for Wellington Heritage Week

Join us for Wellington Heritage Week

Pukeahu is one of the many venues taking part in Wellington Heritage Week from 23 to 29 October. There are events for all ages and interests with bookings and charges for some. ...

Today in History

Today in History

20/10/1987 - 'Black Tuesday' share-market crash
Billions of dollars were wiped off the value of New Zealand shares in the weeks following 20 October, as the shockwaves of a sharp drop in New York’s Wall St stockmarket rippled around the world. ...