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Notice for Staff

Morena, hope everyone is safe and well. With the earthquake having caused damage in parts of central Wellington and public transport not operational, you are requested not to attend work today. Please work from home today using available technology. Please prioritise advice from Regional Civil Defence and the Wellington City Council which is not to travel into the central city.

The building owner has advised that the Public Trust Office has not been damaged. Arrangements are being made to temporarily close the National War Memorial.

Updates in respect of MCH, including for Tuesday, will be provided as necessary on the Ministry for Culture & Heritage facebook page and through email.

Please continue to monitor advice from Wellington City Council and Regional Civil Defence.

Managers advise your team members if possible.

Thank you for your cooperation.




Paper poppies placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior on Anzac Day 2015

First World War Centenary Projects

The Ministry's Delivery Group is developing a series of projects to commemorate the centenary of the First World War in 2014-19. At the moment we are working on a major web project and a series of books exploring the impact of the war on NZ society during and after the conflict.

Suffrage 125

2018 marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. Learn more about planned events.

Tuia - Encounters 250

The Tier 1 commemoration for 2019, Tuia - Encounters 250 will acknowledge the early meetings of Māori & Europeans when James Cook & Tahitian chief & navigator Tupaia arrived in 1769.

Agency boards & nominations

We administer a nominations service for appointments to cultural sector boards. Read about how you can submit your details to our service.

Websites we run

We produce a number of websites bringing New Zealand's culture and heritage online.