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Research & Publications

Explore New Zealand culture past and present through our various websites and research reports.  You'll find Ministry for Culture and Heritage publications plus research and website links from other cultural organisations.

Culture, Wellbeing and the Living Standards Framework: A Perspective (June 2019)

Read a new Discussion Paper which provides a perspective on how to better reflect culture in the Living Standards Framework. It was jointly commissioned by the Treasury and the Ministry.

Annual Report 2019

Read our latest annual report for 2018/19.

Gender Pay Gap Action Plan

Manatū Taonga’s Gender Pay Action Plan for 2020 is our roadmap for how we take our Ministry from good to great in gender pay action.

Our history books

View the list of books published by our historians over the last few years ranging from histories of state agencies to New Zealand military conflicts.

Understanding the value of creative spaces (February 2019)

This report presents key findings from a survey of creative spaces, intended to provide key decision-makers & agencies with information about the sector to better understand how the sector operates.