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Te Māori Manaaki Taonga Trust

Te Māori Manaaki Taonga Trust

Te Māori Manaaki Taonga Trust (TMMTT) was established to 'encourage and provide for education and training of Māori in the skills required for the care and display of taonga Māori'. In particular, the Trust Deed refers to 'the training of Māori as curators, conservators and other officers whose jobs involve the care and/or display of taonga Māori'. The Trust fund is derived from the profits of the Te Māori Exhibition, which toured the United States of America from 1984-1987 and the Te Hokinga Mai tour of New Zealand. The Trust does not receive any annual funding from Government.

In September 2015, the Trust was relaunched with a changed Trust Deed that broadens the functions and purpose of the Trust – a new entity for the future of taonga Māori.

Read Minister Flavell's speech delivered by Piri Sciascia here.

Contact details

Harshila Ben, Māori Trustee, Box 5038, Wellington 6145.  E-mail Harshila.Ben@maoritrustee.co.nz.

The Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and the Minister of Māori Affairs jointly appoint Trustees for terms of up to 5 years.

Board membership:

Piri Sciascia - Chair (June 2016)

Garry Nicholas (June 2016)

Arapata Hakiwai (June 2016)


Updated on 7th September 2016