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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.

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 ...

Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund 2019 applications now open

Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund 2019 applications now open

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage is now accepting funding applications for events in 2019 to commemorate the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund invites applications from groups hosting community events which promote nation-building through wide community participation, and encourage the celebration of an inclusive New Zealand identity. ...