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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.

Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality now open

Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality now open

Get up-close to some of China’s ancient imperial icons this summer at Te Papa. Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality offers you a rare opportunity to have an intimate and immersive encounter with some of the remarkable ancient terracotta warriors until 22 April. ...

Today in History

Today in History

22/01/1840 - European settlers arrive in Wellington
The New Zealand Company's first settler ship, the Aurora, arrived at Petone, founding the settlement that would become Wellington ...