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Taonga Tūturu protocols

Taonga Tūturu protocols are relationship agreements issued by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage on behalf of the Crown.

Protocols are offered to iwi primarily as Treaty settlement redress.  Deeds of Settlement record that the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage will issue a protocol setting out how the Chief Executive of Manatū Taonga (the Ministry for Culture and Heritage) will interact with an iwi (through their post-settlement governance entity) on matters specified in the Protocol.

Protocols typically cover :

  • Administration of the Protected Objects Act;
  • Iwi engagement in policy and legislation reviews;
  • Board appointments notification and nominations process;
  • Registration of iwi as expert examiners and collectors of taonga tūturu;
  • Provision of cultural practices and professional services by iwi;
  • Administration of national monuments, war graves and historical graves in the iwi’s rohe;
  • History publications;
  • Terms of Issue and the protocol area.

Recent Protocols

Ngati Hineuru

Learn more about the history of Hineuru here.

Maungaharuru-Tangitu

The following are part of Te Arawa iwi. Read more on Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand's website.

Ngāti Rangiteaorere

Ngāti Rangiwewehi

Tapuika

The following are part of Te Tau Ihu iwi. Read more on Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand's website.

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō

Ngāti Tama ki te Waipounamu

Ngāti Kuia

Rangitāne o Wairau

Ngāti Kōata

Ngāti Rārua

Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui

Related links

Office of Treaty Settlements

Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand's feature on iwi

Te Puni Kōkiri's Te Kāhui Māngai - Directory of Iwi and Māori Organisations