The care, preservation and protection of Iwi taonga and heritage by agencies facilitating the care, preservation, protection and management, of taonga: whether held by Iwi, whānau and hapū or the Crown parties.
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Caring for paper items
Artworks on paper
These links will guide you in the caring for your works of art on paper, including watercolours, pencil sketches, etchings, and lithographs.
Careful handling and proper storage can extend the life of your books, whether they are family heirlooms or modern publications.
Family collections often consist of precious but fragile items: letters, newspaper collections, certificates and scrapbooks. This guide gives advice on protecting these collections.
Caring for Photographs
These links provide information about handling, storing, and displaying your photographs safely to ensure they last as long as possible.
Caring for marae photographs
A guide to handling, storing, and displaying photographs around your marae.
Caring for digital images
Ka whara hoki ngā whakaahua hiko, pēnei anō ngā whakaahua pepa.
Digital photographic files are as vulnerable to damage as print photographs. Here are some tips for extending the life of your digital photographs.
Caring for your Audio visual and sound items
Audio visual archiving guidelines
Learn more about storing your film collection.
Digitisation of heritage audio collections
Learn more about digitising your audio collections to make them more accessible and also to preserve them for the future. This link includes a checklist for planning a digitisation project.
Sound recordings are easily damaged but by taking precautions you can extend their lifetime. Learn more about how you can preserve them.
Caring for metal, glass, stone and wood
Metal, glass and stone
Learn how to preserve metal, glass and stone objects.
https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/learn/guides-caring-for-objects/how-care-for-wooden-objects-and-taonga-maori Learn how to preserve wooden objects.
Caring for textiles and kākahu
Learn more about the practical steps you can take in the proper handling, storage, and display of taonga such as kākahu, whāriki, kete and piupiu.
Information about archaeological sites, marae conservation and iwi management plans
Wāhi Hurawhenua - Archaeological Sites and Processes
Learn more about the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 and the processes related to archaeological sites, including the applications forms required for an archaeological authority.
Rahuitanga o ngā marae - Marae conservation
Wharenui, wharekai, whare karakia, pātaka, waka and other forms of built heritage are unique taonga in their construction and artwork expression.
- To learn more about how you can be assisted to preserve these taonga through the Māori Buildings Conservation Programme, contact Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga to get advice from their regional Pouarahi staff located in Heritage New Zealand's offices in Kerikeri, Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch.
Ngā Rautaki Taiao - Iwi Management Plans
Learn more about how to develop your heritage-related iwi management plan.
- Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga have developed a guide to help you prepare and implement an iwi management plan to identify and protect your Iwi heritage.
Guides and checklists you may find useful
- Caring for Māori textiles (pdf)
- Checklist for planning a digitisation project (pdf)
- Iwi Management Plan (pdf)
- Fire and Safety and Heritage Places (pdf)
Updated on 14th March 2023