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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.

New Zealand Flag half-masting directive - 15 March 2019

New Zealand Flag half-masting directive - 15 March 2019

At the request of the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand Flag is to be flown at half-mast on all Government and public buildings with immediate effect as a mark of mourning and respect for the victims of the Deans Avenue Mosque and Linwood Avenue Mosque terror attacks. The New Zealand Flag is to continue to be flown at half-mast until further notice. ...

Today in History

Today in History

22/03/1902 - George von Zedlitz arrives in Wellington
Victoria College’s first professor of modern languages joined the fledgling institution’s four foundation professors. ...