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Supporting our dynamic culture and preserving our 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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Belgian WW1 exhibition shows respect for New Zealand soldiers

Belgian WW1 exhibition shows respect for New Zealand soldiers

“Passchendaele: The Belgians have not forgotten” - a free exhibition developed in Belgium to acknowledge NZ’s part in the Battle of Passchendaele has opened at the National War Memorial. ...

Today in History

Today in History

22/07/1987 - Lotto goes on sale for first time
Outlets opened to long queues, with a first division prize in the inaugural draw of $360,000 (equivalent to $725,000 today). ...