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From Women's Football to Chinese Restaurants, History Grants Shine a Light on Untold Stories of Aotearoa

2022 Nov 24

Recipients of this year’s Whiria Te Mahara New Zealand History Grants will give voice to a diverse range of Aotearoa stories.…

New appointments to the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa

2022 Nov 21

Helen Klisser During and Puamiria Parata-Goodall (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Māmoe, Waitaha and Ngāti Kahungunu) have been appointed to the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa (Creative New…

Aotearoa Remembers 75 Years Since Ballantynes Fire

2022 Nov 16

This Friday 18 November marks the 75th anniversary of the fire at Ballantynes department store that resulted in the tragic loss of 41 lives.…

National wreath laying ceremony to commemorate Armistice Day

2022 Nov 07

Armistice Day will be commemorated with a national wreath laying ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington on Friday 11 November at 11am.…

Appointment of Professor Rangiānehu Mātāmua, Chief Advisor Mātauranga Matariki

2022 Nov 01

Appointment of Professor Rangiānehu Mātāmua, Chief Advisor Mātauranga Matariki…

Cultural Sector Regeneration Fund announces first tranche of recipients

2022 Oct 27

Over $3 million in funding has been awarded to five cultural sector initiatives that have strong potential to provide lasting benefits for arts, culture and heritage in Aotearoa New Zealand.  …

Cook Monument at Kōpū Bridge to be stored locally

2022 Oct 21

On Thursday 27th October 2022 (weather dependent), the damaged Cook Monument at Kōpū Bridge in Thames will be dismantled and put into storage until further notice.…

Kua Wātea he Takuhe hei Tautoko i ngā Hapori Whakanui i te Rā o Waitangi

2022 Sep 28

Kua tuwhera mai te Tahua Whakamaharatanga ki te Rā o Waitangi 2023 (te Tahua) hei tautoko i ngā huihuinga ā-rohe ka whakanui i ngā rā o mua, o anamata o Te Tiriti o Waitangi.…

Grants Available to Support Community Waitangi Day Celebrations

2022 Sep 28

Administered by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the Fund enables community groups, local councils and tangata whenua to work together to organise events that deepen and broaden our…

Strategic Framework for a Sustainable Media System published today

2022 Sep 27

The Strategic Framework for a Sustainable Media System has been published today, providing a roadmap to guide the work that Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage - can do in partnership…

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