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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.

Gauging the Impacts of Post-Disaster Arts and Culture Initiatives in Christchurch – a Literature Review (May 2016)

Gauging the Impacts of Post-Disaster Arts and Culture Initiatives in Christchurch – a Literature Review, was prepared by Life in Vacant Spaces Charitable Trust for the Ministry. Read this report released in May 2016.

A guide to historical research

We’ve developed innovative resources about New Zealand’s culture and heritage.

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.

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.