Guarding & Preserving Taonga Māori

Nov. 28, 2017, 1:32 p.m.

Tūhonohono i ngā taonga ā-iwi, a hui at Te Ahu Center in Kaitaia where the people of Te Taitokerau explored how mātauranga aids in the preservation of taonga iwi cultural heritage and development of iwi cultural centres.

The conference was a chance for the public and those interested in first-hand advice and insight from other iwi and cultural heritage experts who are responding to the challenges and opportunities of caring for, managing, storing, exhibiting and sharing stories about their taonga. The common theme given by those presenting their ideas was mātauranga Māori, the sharing and caring of local knowledge and language that identify with Te Hiku and the Far North as taonga being passed intergenerationally from time of old and into the future. Also looking at how ideas and innovations being created now by rangatahi will become taonga in the future and how to protect and preserve those too.

The conference was organised by National Services Te Paerangi of Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of NZ with the help of Te Runanga O Te Rarawa and sponsored by Te Puni Kokiri.

Tags: Taonga Preservation

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