Promoting a confident and connected culture
Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage works to enrich the lives of all New Zealanders by promoting a confident and connected culture.
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.
Discover Otago Landmarks
Whether you’re a New Zealander or a visitor, you can gain a deeper understanding of who we were and who we are today by visiting Landmarks sites. Today we launched Otago Landmarks at Olverston, a slice of grand Edwardian life.
Today in History
17/12/1944 - Major Major, mascot of 19 Battalion, dies of sickness
Major Major, No. 1 Dog, 2NZEF, and member/mascot of 19 Battalion since 1939, died of sickness in Italy. He was buried with full military honours at Rimini.