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Working with other government agencies

Many initiatives undertaken by the Ministry at a central government level involve partnerships with other agencies, with the Ministry acting in either a lead or subsidiary role. This ensures that our work complements that of other departments in achieving Government’s objectives.  The table below outlines some of the key institutional relationships the Ministry and funded agencies have with other parts of government.



Activity supporting the cultural sector

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority

Christchurch recovery.

Department of Conservation

Heritage sites; world heritage.

Department of Internal Affairs

Gaming and lotteries; local government; National Library; Archives New Zealand; First World War centenary; nationhood.

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet


Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Film; broadcasting; convergence of telecommunications and content, intellectual property; radio spectrum; trade/cultural diplomacy; tourism; major events.

Ministry of Education

Cultural opportunities in curricular and co-curricular learning experiences; UNESCO; nationhood.

Ministry of Justice

Elections interface; convergence; Treaty Settlements.

Ministry for the Environment

Resource management.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Repatriation; international law; cultural diplomacy; First World War centenary, broadcasting to the Pacific.

Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs

Pacific Island Language Strategy.

New Zealand Defence Force

Commemorations including First World War centenary.

Office of Treaty Settlements

Settlement protocols.

Office of Veterans’ Affairs

Commemorations including First World War centenary; war graves.

Statistics New Zealand

Cultural sector research and measurement.

Te Puni Kōkiri

Broadcasting; archiving of broadcast content; Māori Language Strategy; other support for Māori culture and heritage.

Office of Disability Issues

Disability Action Plan



Updated on 27th November 2015