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Taonga is the Maori word for a treasured thing, whether tangible or intangible. Tangible examples are all sorts of heirlooms and artefacts, land and fisheries. Intangible examples include language, radio frequencies and riparian rights.


The Maori names of many New Zealand museums contain the term Whare taonga - literally "treasure house".


The word taonga has constitutional significance in New Zealand, as article two of the Treaty of Waitangi guaranteed that the Maori signatories would retain the possession and enjoyment of their taonga under British rule. This has created an incentive for such things as radio frequencies, which were unknown at the time of the treaty, to be classified as taonga so that they may be claimed under this provision of the treaty.


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Nga Taonga Tuku Iho - Treasures from the Past: New Zealand's historic heritage (531 words)
Nga Taonga Tuku Iho meaning Treasures From The Past, is the name given to the first exhibition gallery at DOC Aniwaniwa Visitor Centre, Lake Waikaremoana.
Only a limited selection of taonga is on display as items needs to be periodically "rested" in appropriate storage facilities to ensure their conservation.
Nga Taonga Tuku Iho is the public face of a conservation programme which allows visitors to glimpse some of the history of a unique area of Aotearoa.
Taonga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (148 words)
Taonga is the Maori word for a treasured thing, whether tangible or intangible.
The word taonga has constitutional significance in New Zealand, as article two of the Treaty of Waitangi guaranteed that the Maori signatories would retain the possession and enjoyment of their taonga under British rule.
This has created an incentive for such things as radio frequencies, which were unknown at the time of the treaty, to be classified as taonga so that they may be claimed under this provision of the treaty.
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