Learning Intention: Understand
the Maori concepts of Taonga
and Kaitiakitanga
I Know I Will Be Successful When: I can incorporate
Maori concepts into my responses
Do Now: 50 Words About What You Need to Work on
Most For Practice Exams
A
Natural or Cultural resource
found in the environment that is
highly prized
Can You Think Of Anything Else?
Tourism
 Caring
for the environment in a
sustainable way and protecting it for
future generations
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Maori believe there is a deep connection between humans
and the natural world.
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This connection is expressed through kaitiakitanga – a way
of managing the environment
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People are not superior to the natural order; they are part
of it.
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A Kaitiaki is a person or group that is recognised as a
guardian by the tangata whenua (tribal group with
authority in a particular area).
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Ngāi Tahu tribe are kaitiaki of the pounamu (greenstone)
resource in the South Island.
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Te Āti Awa ki Taranaki, protest about sewage and industrial
waste polluting tribal fishing areas.
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Ngāti Toa tribe worked with the residents’ association to place a
rahui (restriction) on taking seafood, so the local fishery could
be replenished.
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Ngāti Kahungunu, Rangitāne, Muaūpoko and Ngāti Raukawa
have come together to address pollution of the Manawatū River.
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The Te Rarawa people are working to protect the kūkupa (wood
pigeon).
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Describe how Pounamu is an example of a Taonga…
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Explain ways in which Ngai Tahu is acting as Kaitiaki
of Pounamu…
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Compare & Contrast three perspectives from the
clip…
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Reflect on why Maori need to act as Kaitiaki of
Pounamu…
https://www.youtube.com/watc
h?v=KhuGWu4-SHI
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Describe how local fish is an example of a Taonga…
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Explain ways in which Greenpeace is acting as
Kaitiaki of fish…
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Compare & Contrast three perspectives from the
clip…
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Reflect on why Sealord need to act as Kaitiaki of NZ
Fisheries… 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6XU3j9uu6A
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6nwZUkBeas
3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8OAKADo9yg
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Kaitiakitanga & Taonga Lesson[1].