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Crown Entities

The Ministry funds some of New Zealand's most iconic arts, media, heritage and sports Crown entities such as Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and NZ On Air. A Crown entity is a public body at arm's-length from Ministers, but still an integral part of the State sector.  All Crown entities are governed by the Crown Entities Act and each statutory Crown entity also has its own enabling legislation.

Crown Entities Act 2004

Find out more about the following Crown entities that are supported by the Ministry.

Broadcasting Standards Authority

Creative New Zealand 

Drug Free Sport New Zealand

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

New Zealand Film Commission

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

NZ On Air

Radio New Zealand

Sport New Zealand

Related links

Ministry for Culture and Heritage annual reports

Ministry for Culture and Heritage agency boards and nominations

Updated on 13th June 2022