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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.

Manatū Taonga COVID-19 Response Impacts Report 2020/21

The Manatū Taonga COVID-19 Response Impacts Report 2020/21 focuses on the initial impacts of 13 initiatives delivered during the first year of the four-year Arts and Culture COVID recovery programme. These initiatives have received $94m of support from the total $374m programme.

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.

New Zealanders’ Cultural Participation in 2020 and Future Participation in a Post-COVID Environment (May 2021)

This report outlines findings from a national survey of participation in a range of cultural activities in NZ.

Annual Report 2021

Read our latest Annual Report for 2020/21. In the last year, Manatū Taonga has stood up an entirely new function to deliver on the significant investment the government made into the cultural sector.

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.