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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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National War Memorial Carillon recitals

National War Memorial Carillon recitals

To celebrate the completion of a 4 year restoration of the National War Memorial Carillon, we invite you to Pukeahu to hear National Carillonist, Timothy Hurd QSM, playing the Carillon bells at a series of free recitals. Spice up your weekday lunchtime or Sunday afternoon with the sounds of the Carillon. ...

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. ...