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Ki te puāwai te ahurea, Ka ora te iwi
Culture is thriving,
The people are well

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage works to enrich the lives of all New Zealanders.

We support many of New Zealand’s arts, media, heritage and sports organisations; advise government on cultural matters and provide research and resources for everyone to access. The organisations we fund deliver a wide range of cultural experiences for all to enjoy.

Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme

Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme

We are focused on the recovery, regeneration and revitalisation of the cultural sector. This page outlines the initiatives we are funding and delivering, to help our sector thrive. ...

Today in History

Today in History

06/12/1922 - Chatham Islanders vote in first election
Although the first elections for New Zealand’s House of Representatives were held in 1853, it would be another 69 years before residents of the isolated Chatham Islands (Rēkohu or Wharekauri) were able to vote for members of Parliament. ...