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Creative NZ board appointments

2019 Dec 13

Janine Morrell-Gunn, Riria Hotere-Barnes and John Ong have been appointed to the board of Creative NZ (the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa) and Roger King has been appointed for a further…

Annual Report 2018/19 released

2019 Oct 24

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage Manatū Taonga 2018/19 Te Pūrongo ā-Tau, Annual Report has been presented to Parliament. …

Te Matatini brings Aotearoa’s dynamic Māori culture to Wellington

2019 Feb 21

Aotearoa’s vibrant and dynamic Māori culture will be front and centre stage at the biennial Te Matatini festival taking place in Wellington for the first time in 20 years, Bernadette Cavanagh…

Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund 2019 applications open until 1 October

2018 Aug 20

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage accepting funding applications for events in 2019 to commemorate the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi until 1 October at 5pm.…

Lindauer portraits on show in San Francisco

2017 Sep 08

The critically acclaimed exhibition of Lindauer portraits The Māori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand will open at the de Young Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, tomorrow, 9 September…

Manatū Taonga standing alongside Te Matatini

2017 Feb 23

Kapa haka is a powerful and positive expression of who we are as New Zealanders and we proudly support the biennial Te Matatini Festival being held this year in Hastings, Manatū Taonga Ministry for…

Ground-breaking Māori history book – has Ministry for Culture and Heritage support

2014 Dec 09

Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History, lauded as having a deep understanding of Māori history, was last year awarded funding through the annual New Zealand History Research Trust Fund Publisher…

Value of Kapa Haka underrated – research indicates

2014 Dec 03

Kapa haka is a unique feature of New Zealand society and while its benefits are appreciated the true value has gone unheeded according to new research by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and Te…

Jock Phillips receives Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement

2014 Oct 20

Staff at Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage are delighted to see their colleague Jock Phillips recognised for his achievement in receiving the 2014 Prime Minister's Award for…

New Zealand’s Frankfurt Book Fair pavilion takes out supreme award

2013 Jun 21

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage congratulates Patterson Associates on their win at this year’s Interior Awards, where they won both the supreme award and the award for installation.…

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