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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.

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Strengthening our national archives and libraries

Strengthening our national archives and libraries

A new programme of work is underway to strengthen the contribution our national archives and libraries can make to New Zealand’s culture and democracy. A new programme of work ...

Today in History

Today in History

22/07/1987 - Lotto goes on sale for first time
Outlets opened to long queues, with a first division prize in the inaugural draw of $360,000 (equivalent to $725,000 today). ...