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Research & Publications

Explore New Zealand culture past and present through our various websites and research reports.  You'll find Ministry for Culture and Heritage publications plus research and website links from other cultural organisations.

Gauging the Impacts of Post-Disaster Arts and Culture Initiatives in Christchurch – a Literature Review (May 2016)

Gauging the Impacts of Post-Disaster Arts and Culture Initiatives in Christchurch – a Literature Review, was prepared by Life in Vacant Spaces Charitable Trust for the Ministry. Read this new report released in May 2016.

Ngā Hua A Tāne Rore : the Benefits of Kapa Haka (June 2014)

The report identifies that kapa haka plays an important role in the life of our nation.

Working Paper: An economic profile of the arts in New Zealand (Mar 2015)

This working report provides a useful start towards gaining a better understanding in this area.

Content Regulation in a Converged World submissions (Nov 2015)

Here are the submissions on the discussion paper 'Content Regulation in a Converged World' which in October 2015.

Four-year plan 2016

Read the Ministry's Four-Year Plan document published in May 2016.