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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

16/07/1965 - New Zealand artillery opens fire in Vietnam
New Zealand gunners from 161 Field Battery fired New Zealand’s first shots of the Vietnam War from their Bien Hoa base near Saigon. ...