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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

21/05/1840 - Hobson proclaims British sovereignty over New Zealand
Lieutenant-Governor William Hobson proclaimed British sovereignty over all of New Zealand – the North Island on the basis of cession through the Treaty of Waitangi, and South and Stewart Islands by right of discovery. ...