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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.

COVID-19 – Information for our sector

COVID-19 – Information for our sector

COVID-19 is having an enormous impact on those involved in the arts, culture, heritage and sports sectors. Manatū Taonga is working closely with Crown entities and funded agencies to understand the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on our sector and to determine the most effective response in this fast-changing situation. ...

COVID 19 – Impact on our way of working

COVID 19 – Impact on our way of working

New Zealand has moved up to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 – Eliminate, as New Zealand escalates its response to stop the virus. Manatū Taonga will be working remotely from Monday 23 March until further notice. The Ministry’s offices on levels 1 to 4 of the Former Public Trust Building will be closed to the public. ...