National Erebus Memorial
With the 40th anniversary of the Erebus accident to be marked in 2019, the New Zealand government is initiating a project to construct a national memorial. Erebus remains one of New Zealand's worst civil accidents in terms of loss of life, the scale of loss shocked the nation.
Discover, experience and enjoy the places that have shaped our nation and created our stories.
Tuia Encounters 250
In 2019, New Zealand will mark 250 years since the first meetings between Māori and Europeans during James Cook and the Endeavour's 1769 voyage to Aotearoa New Zealand.
Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
Pukeahu National War Memorial Park commemorates more than 300,000 New Zealanders who served their country and the 30,000 who died.
Christchurch Recovery Strategy
Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture & Heritage is working to renew greater Christchurch’s unique identity and its vitality expressed through sport, recreation, art, history, heritage and traditions.
28th (Māori) Battalion company histories
Histories of A, B and D Companies of the 28th Māori Battalion are being undertaken.
Public Media Advisory Group
The Ministry is the Secretariat for the Ministerial Advisory Group established by Hon Clare Curran, Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media. The Advisory Group will be advising the Minister on the establishment of a Public Media Funding Commission, and on the allocation of public media funding.
Landmarks Whenua Tohunga
The stories of Aotearoa New Zealand weave together places and events, creating a rich tapestry. Rising up from our past, they tell us about ourselves, and help visitors to our country understand who we are.
First World War Centenary Projects
Our historians are developing a series of projects to commemorate the centennial of the First World War.
Te Tai Treaty Settlement Stories
Te Tai Treaty Settlement Stories will produce a comprehensive account of the recent history of Treaty of Waitangi settlements from all perspectives.
Updated on 6th March 2018