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Ki te puāwai te ahurea, Ka ora te iwi
Culture is thriving,
The people are well

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage works to enrich the lives of all New Zealanders.

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.

Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme

Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme

We are focused on the recovery, regeneration and revitalisation of the cultural sector. This page outlines the initiatives we are funding and delivering, to help our sector thrive. ...

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 tangi, in accordance with Kingitanga protocol. She assumed her mother’s name, Te Atairangikaahu. ...