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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 07 June

Come along to our Public History talk on Wed 07 June

Please join us on Wednesday 7 June to hear Dr Monty Soutar speak on' The Maori War Effort at Home and Abroad 1917' at the National Library. This is a free event but you need to RSVP events.natlib@dia.govt.nz with Maori War Effort in the subject line. ...

Today in History

Today in History

22/05/1995 - Waikato-Tainui sign Deed of Settlement with the Crown
Waikato–Tainui was the first iwi to reach an historial Treaty of Waitangi settlement with the Crown for injustices going back to the 1860s. The Deed of Settlement included cash and land valued at a total of $170 million. ...