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News and events from our sectors and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

Government announces refreshed Commemorations Programme 2023-2027

The programme of historical anniversaries to be acknowledged by the NZ Government over the next five years includes some of our nation’s most important events. It spans key anniversaries from 2023 to 2027.

Cultural Sector Regeneration Fund launches

We will be simplifying our funding approach and consolidating our remaining COVID-19 Funds into a single Culture Sector Regeneration Fund.

Tohu Whenua: Discover The Places That Tell Our Stories

Discover the places that tell our stories. That’s what Tohu Whenua is encouraging New Zealanders to do.

New specialist building will house New Zealand’s heritage

NZ’s most prized taonga or treasures that tell so much of our national story are a step closer to their new home as construction on a building of national significance in Wellington got under way.

Kiwi legends of architecture and design featured in Dictionary of NZ Biography

Fourteen new entries featuring legendary architects, industrial and fashion designers, and inventors have been added to Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (DNZB). DNZB is produced by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage.