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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.

Strong Public Media

Strong Public Media

The Government is committed to ensuring that future generations of New Zealanders can access content that reflects their languages, experiences and communities. The Government is ...

Today in History

Today in History

18/02/1982 - 'Queen of Crime' Ngaio Marsh dies
Marsh, one of the 'Queens of Crime' in the 1920s and 1930s, died just weeks after submitting her 32nd detective novel, Light thickens, to her publishers. She was also an artist, playwright, actor and director. ...