Contact us if you are seeking earlier reports which are not listed here or are unable to view the following reports which are split up into the following categories.
Culture, Wellbeing and the Living Standards Framework: A Perspective (June 2019)
This Discussion Paper provides a perspective on how to better reflect culture in the Living Standards Framework (LSF). It was jointly commissioned by the Treasury and the Ministry; and written by Lincoln University economists Professor Caroline Saunders and Professor Paul Dalziel, working with Dr Catherine Savage (Ihi Research).
Sistema Aotearoa evaluation report (Dec 2015)
In 2015, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage commissioned, in collaboration with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchesta, an evaluation of the Sistema Aotearoa pilot programme.
Ngā Hua A Tāne Rore : the Benefits of Kapa Haka (June 2014)
The report identifies that kapa haka and culture plays an important role in the life of our nation.
New Zealand Professional Orchestra Sector Review final report (February 2013)
New Zealand Professional Orchestra Sector Review final report released in February 2013.
Government's Role in the Cultural Sector: a survey of the issues (1998)
This paper was prepared to support the wish of successive Ministers of Cultural Affairs to reassess government’s involvement in the cultural sector.
Content Regulation in a Converged World submissions (Nov 2015)
Submissions on the discussion paper Content Regulation in a Converged World closed on 16 October 2015. The Ministry for Culture and Heritage received 50 submissions in response to the discussion paper.
Review of the New Zealand Film Commission (June 2010)
This report to Christopher Finlayson, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage sought to examine and identify what is needed to enable the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) to work in the most effective way possible.
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 $94 million of support from the total $374 million programme. The report covers the time period to 30 June 2021.
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 New Zealand and the impact of COVID-19. It identifies current cultural participation levels in late 2020 and anticipated future participation at COVID Alert Level 1. It examines new participation behaviours brought about by COVID-19, for example, digital participation. It also considers what can be done to alleviate COVID-19 related concerns about participation.
Employment in the cultural sector 2005
The report shows the changes in levels and distribition of employment in the cultural sector.
Employment in the cultural sector 2009
Following subsequent censuses, more detailed stand-alone reports on cultural employment were published, first in 1998 and then in 2005. The current report continues that series with an extensive analysis of 2006 Census data.
Human Remains in New Zealand Museums – Report on the survey of ancestral human remains held by New Zealand museums (2018)
In 2018 Manatū Taonga surveyed New Zealand museums about ancestral human remains that were held in their collections, and the support they needed to undertake repatriations to descendant communities. The main finding was that there are about 3300 sets of human remains in New Zealand museum collections, predominantly Māori and Moirori. Museums are now researching provenance of ancestral human remains in their care to enable the next steps of domestic repatriation.
Policy for Government Departments' Management of Historic Heritage 2004
This policy requires each department to identify places which have historic heritage value for which it is responsible. It establishes processes for best practice decision-making, including the preparation of conservation and maintenance plans.
Updated on 21st November 2022