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Promoting a confident and connected culture

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage works to enrich the lives of all New Zealanders by promoting a confident and connected culture.

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.

Tuia 250 Voyage Flotilla announced

Tuia 250 Voyage Flotilla announced

The Ministry has announced the core vessels that will take part in the Tuia - Encounters 250 national commemoration. The Tuia 250 Voyage will include a Flotilla of six core vessels: two waka hourua (double-hulled canoes), a va’a moana from Tahiti, two heritage ships and one youth ship, which will sail together to sites around NZ later this year. ...

Today in History

Today in History

23/05/1966 - Coronation of first Māori Queen
Princess Piki, the daughter of King Koroki, was selected as the sixth Maori monarch − and first Queen − during her father's funeral, in accordance with Kingitanga protocol. She assumed her mothers name, Te Atairangikaahu. ...