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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.

Join the Journey – Tuia 250 Voyage Trainee applications now open

Join the Journey – Tuia 250 Voyage Trainee applications now open

New Zealanders will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the Tuia 250 Voyage & to sail aboard waka hourua (double-hulled canoes), va’a moana, heritage & youth ships as part of a flotilla. Applications close this Sunday 23 June at 5pm. ...

Today in History

Today in History

19/06/1940 - Niagara mined off Northland coast
The Second World War arrived in New Zealand with a bang when German mines sank the trans-Pacific liner Niagara off Northland’s Bream Head. ...