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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.

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.

Ngā Hua A Tāne Rore : the Benefits of Kapa Haka (June 2014)

The report identifies that kapa haka plays an important role in the life of our nation.

Annual Report 2017/18 and Strategic Intentions 2018-2022

Read our latest annual report for 2017/18.

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.