We’ve developed innovative resources about New Zealand’s culture and heritage. Here’s a quick introduction to them and how they can assist you.
If you are researching New Zealand history or culture, we have a range of websites and other resources to help. Whether you’re a student, a teacher or just plain curious, you’ll find plenty of useful information here.
NZHistory (NZHistory.net.nz) covers three broad themes in New Zealand history - culture and society, politics and government, and war and society. You’ll find links to guides, external websites and tips for doing your own oral history.
This website also features a Guide to style.
Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Meaning ‘the pathway’ in Māori, Te Ara offers many pathways to understanding New Zealand. Take a short trip through multimedia and short essays or dig deep into the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography and the 1966 Encyclopedia of New Zealand.
War history websites
We provide a range of websites dedicated to New Zealand’s military history, including Anzac Day, First World War Centenary Programme, 28th Māori Battalion and the Vietnam War Oral History Project.
To support our policy work, we publish cultural statistics in partnership with Statistics New Zealand. There are statistics on employment, spending and the significance of culture to New Zealanders. Our sector research links page contains links to research on New Zealand culture by other New Zealand cultural agencies, and those overseas.