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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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1000th daily Last Post ceremony at Pukeahu

1000th daily Last Post ceremony at Pukeahu

Join us this Thursday 18 January at 5pm for the 1000th daily Last Post ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. The first daily public Last Post ceremony was held at Pukeahu on Anzac Day 2015 and will be conducted every evening until 11 November 2018. ...

Today in History

Today in History

18/01/1980 - 'Montego Bay' hits number one
Upper Hutt’s Jon Stevens achieved back-to-back no. 1 singles when ‘Montego Bay’ bumped ‘Jezebel’ from the top of the New Zealand charts. ...