Te Ara Taonga Te Ara Taonga is the framework for how we and other cultural sector agencies work together with iwi to support their cultural and heritage aspirations. Treaty settlement agreements We work with iwi Māori on partnership agreements and commitments relating to iwi Māori taonga and heritage aspirations. Taonga tūturu Find out about the process of finding taonga, the trade of taonga, and taonga conservation projects around the country. Matariki Ahunga Nui Fund The Matariki Ahunga Nui Fund supports Māori communities to develop initiatives that recognise the wider kaupapa and principles of Matariki, the Māori New Year. Mātauranga Māori Te Awe Kōtuku programme This programme provides $24.5 million to fund at least 18 diverse initiatives which will support iwi, hapū, whānau and Māori communities to safeguard at-risk mātauranga.