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Annual Report 2018/19 released

Media release: 24 October 2019

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage Manatū Taonga 2018/19 Te Pūrongo ā-Tau, Annual Report has been presented to Parliament. 

The Te Pūrongo ā-Tau, Annual Report 2018/19 explains:

• Culture’s contribution to wellbeing;

• Our contribution to a confident and connected culture;

• Progress towards each of our strategic priorities and related indicators; and

• How we have performed with the services and other outputs that we deliver.

A new priority is the government’s intention to strengthen New Zealand’s public media system to ensure an informed democracy. This has related wellbeing domain linkages to the areas of civic engagement and governance, knowledge and skills, and social connections.

In 2018/19 we continued to work on established priorities across all our Ministers’ portfolios. Work programme activities were further defined to deliver a range of advice on interventions to promote a more confident and connected culture for New Zealand.

In 2018/19 we also:

• Provided policy advice and funded agency monitoring to support the government’s interventions in the cultural sector;

• Measured Cultural Wellbeing and the Value of Culture

• Supported sustainable arts and wellbeing

• Strengthened the system for protecting heritage

• Provided access to broadcasting and support of public media

• Contibuted to the National Archival and Library Institutions Ministerial Group

•  Expanded Tohu Whenua to promote Landmarks of New Zealand

• Supported New Zealand’s Heritage at Waitangi

• Supported and monitored funded entities

Images (clockwise from left): Linocut prints made by Martha van Drunen, Emma Jean Kelly and Malama Mahe. The artworks were made at a printmaking lesson taught by Julie Moonlight, as part of  the Matariki celebrations for Manatū Taonga staff in July 2019.

Updated on 30th October 2019