We produce a range of websites bringing New Zealand's culture and heritage online. Visit connect with us online to see our list of Ministry social media channels.
NZHistory has a strong focus on our military and social history while offering 'hands-on-history' with The Classroom and From Memory.
More about NZHistory.
Visit NZHistory website.
Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand provides website resources about New Zealand's people, land, culture and society including New Zealand in brief.
More about Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand.
Dictionary of New Zealand Biography
Dictionary of New Zealand Biography complements the print publications with over 3,000 profiles online and is part of Te Ara.
More about the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.
28th Māori Battalion
The 28th Māori Battalion website is a place to record, remember, honour and maintain information and knowledge of the Māori Battalion and its outstanding contribution to Aotearoa New Zealand.
More about the 28th Māori Battalion.
Anzac Day : a guide to Anzac Day for New Zealand was launched in 2005 to mark the 90th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. This website provides a virtual guide of the Gallipoli Peninsula and includes searchable records of all New Zealanders who died at Gallipoli.
Manatū Taonga - YouTube Channel
This website contains video clips that we have published on YouTube.
Perspectives is a series of graphics and visualisations designed to present information on New Zealand topics in a variety of ways. Our first release examines Canterbury earthquakes.
Visit Perspectives website.
QuakeStories is a place where you can tell your stories about the Canterbury earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011 and their aftershocks. Whether you’re an individual, part of a community, a business or an organisation, you have stories to tell.
Visit QuakeStories website.
Quick Reads from Manatū Taonga
Quick Reads offers you a new way to experience some of New Zealand's best non-fiction writing from Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Download our ebooks and take them away to read when it suits you best.
Visit the Quick Reads website.
Roadside Stories comprises more than 100 short anecdotal tales about New Zealand’s history, places, people and events. Each story lasts about 3-4 minutes. They’re downloadable – free – then you just hit play, and listen to the stories while driving, taking a walk on a beach or getting around a bustling city.
Vietnam War Oral History Project
The Vietnam War Oral History Project contains resources relating to the New Zealand’s involvement in the Vietnam War. The website features extracts from oral history interviews, images and a nominal roll of New Zealand’s Vietnam veterans. Contributions of stories and visual resources are welcomed.
The centenary of the First World War will be marked over several years through a variety of commemorative projects. The centenary programme will include a wide range of activities and events for New Zealanders to participate in – both at home and overseas. All New Zealanders are encouraged to engage in the programme in some way either by attending a commemorative event or learning more about their family’s military service history. More information about the opportunities available to New Zealanders will be publicised through this dedicated website,
Visit the WW100 website.
Our involvement with Eventfinder.co.nz enables New Zealanders to value their arts, heritage and sport through nation-wide events.
More about Eventfinda.
Visit the Eventfinda website.
New Zealand television has gone digital - with the final switchover taking place in December 2013. Visit our website to learn about what you will need to do to view digital television.
More about Going Digital.
Visit the Going Digital website.
NZ at Frankfurt
As the 2012 Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, New Zealand's literature and culture was the centre of attention for the international publishing industry and media. View the stories, photographs and all the news of New Zealand at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2012.
More about NZ at Frankfurt.
Visit NZ at Frankfurt website.