Part 1 The cultural sector: Outcomes the Government is seeking for the sector
Outcomes the Government is seeking for the sector
Part 1 of this Statement of Intent looks at the cultural sector as a whole: it considers trends and challenges in the sector and explains the Government’s and Manatū Taonga’s objectives for the sector. The Government has identified a central goal (see below) and the Ministry has identified three broad outcomes for the cultural sector (see page 10).
The Government’s goal: “New Zealand’s distinctive culture enriches our lives”
The Government’s goal recognises that our distinctive culture is a core part of what makes New Zealand a great place to live. Culture is important to our personal, social and economic wellbeing, as it contributes to positive outcomes for individuals and communities in a range of areas, such as education, health and the economy.
A key element in our distinctive culture is its celebration of the place of Māori and our increasingly diverse peoples. The vital contribution made by Māori and New Zealand’s diverse communities to our national identity enriches and benefits the lives of all New Zealanders.
Updated on 23rd July 2015