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Notice for Staff

Morena, hope everyone is safe and well. With the earthquake having caused damage in parts of central Wellington and public transport not operational, you are requested not to attend work today. Please work from home today using available technology. Please prioritise advice from Regional Civil Defence and the Wellington City Council which is not to travel into the central city.

The building owner has advised that the Public Trust Office has not been damaged. Arrangements are being made to temporarily close the National War Memorial.

Updates in respect of MCH, including for Tuesday, will be provided as necessary on the Ministry for Culture & Heritage facebook page and through email.

Please continue to monitor advice from Wellington City Council and Regional Civil Defence.

Managers advise your team members if possible.

Thank you for your cooperation.




Tohu Whenua

Discover, experience and enjoy the places that have shaped New Zealand and created our stories. Whether you’re a New Zealander or a visitor, you can gain a deeper understanding of who we were and who we are today by visiting Tohu Whenua sites.

Our projects

We're involved in a wide range of projects, all aimed at enhancing New Zealand's rich and diverse culture and heritage. Learn more about our current projects.

Agency boards & nominations

Interested in serving on a Crown Arts, Heritage, Broadcasting or Sport board? The Ministry supports Ministers in appointments to around 15 Crown entity and other Crown organisations in our sector.

Websites we run

We produce a number of websites bringing New Zealand's culture and heritage online.

Te Tai Treaty Settlement Stories

Check out the Ministry's Te Tai Whakaea Treaty Settlement Stories (Te Tai) which seeks to collect, preserve and share the broad & multi-faceted history of Treaty settlements.