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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.

Pukeahu Game Dev Girls  - make games & learn code!

Pukeahu Game Dev Girls - make games & learn code!

Learn to create a multi-level video game (think Super Mario Bros), inspired by the characters and stories of Pukeahu and Aotearoa, including some awesome wāhine. Enrolments now open for this afterschool programme for girls aged 11-15 who are curious about coding and making video games. ...

Today in History

Today in History

17/07/1939 - Death of Paddy the Wanderer
Paddy, a ginger and brown Airedale terrier, became a national celebrity because of his exploits on the Wellington waterfront (and beyond) during the 1930s. ...