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Creating culture, preserving 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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Come along to our Public History talk on Wed 03 May

Come along to our Public History talk on Wed 03 May

Please join us at our May public history talk presented by the Ministry & the National Library. Author Dr Catherine Knight will talk about New Zealand Rivers and how we can learn from history. Please RSVP to this free seminar on Wednesday 03 May. ...

Today in History

Today in History

27/04/1893 - Death of Premier John Ballance
Ballance was the first Liberal premier. He laid the foundation for a government that was widely seen as making New Zealand ‘the social laboratory of the world’. ...