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    Free concert to debut new music created on the Whanganui River

    Beginning on the 31st of March a group of local and visiting musical artists will embark on a unique journey down the Whanganui River.  Rather than just taking in the natural beauty of the river and the national park the group will be recording traditional Maori musical instruments, known collectively as Taonga Pūoro, along the way. Performers include Ariana Tikao, Alistair Fraser, Elise Goodge, TP Tichbon, Sacha Keating and Brad McMillan.

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    Treating pounamu as a taonga

    In the wake of the news the Mongrel Mob are using their insignia on pounamu, Francois Tumahai, Chairman, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae, says pounamu should always be treated as the taonga it is. 

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    ASB Polyfest taonga for the late George Pomana

    The 42nd ASB Polyfest starts this Wednesday at 7:00am with a special flag raising ceremony and powhiri at the Manukau Sports Bowl.  This year’s powhiri has special significance, marking the memory of one of the festival’s great leaders George Pomana, who passed away on January 1. 

  4. Video for Rotorua Council's plea for missing whale bone patu
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    Rotorua Council's plea for missing whale bone patu

    A short-handled club, which symbolises the partnership between Te Arawa and the council, has been allegedly stolen from Rotorua Lakes Council. The taonga made of whalebone went missing from its display case in the council chambers and its loss is being treated as theft. 

  5. Video for Police use Social Media to find original owners of taonga
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    Police use Social Media to find original owners of taonga

    Māori heirlooms handed into police over 10 years ago are still currently sitting unclaimed. The police now warn that if a last ditch effort to find the owners is not successful, they will be put away permanently into a "special cabinet" on their premises. But thanks to media coverage and social media, the police believe they may have finally found the owner. 

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    $100k to return Koiwi to NZ

    The remains of sixty Māori and Moriori individuals have been returned from the Smithsonian Institution to Te Papa Tongarewa in an emotional ceremony today. But what is the cost to the taxpayer, and is it worth the dollars?

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    Hawaiian taonga loaned by Te Papa return home

    Hawaiian taonga loaned by Te Papa are being welcomed home to Honolulu's Bishop Museum. Taonga include the feather 'ahu' ula (cloak) and mahiole (helmet).

  8. Video for Ancient cloak returning to Hawai'i
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    Ancient cloak returning to Hawai'i

    A priceless feather cloak and helmet gifted to Captain Cook more than two centuries ago has been returned to the people of Hawaii. The international delegation was treated to an emotional and traditional pōhiri today at Te Papa in Wellington. 

  9. Video for Mahuta warns of price gouging of taonga Māori
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    Mahuta warns of price gouging of taonga Māori

    Hauraki-Waikato MP Nanaia Mahuta is calling on the government to review legislation around the selling of taonga Māori. It comes in the wake of taonga being auctioned on TradeMe.

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    Genuine taiaha goes to auction

    Ministry for Culture and Heritage has confirmed that a taiaha being auctioned on Trade Me as having belonged to the second Māori King is genuine but Waikato scholar Hoturoa Kerr wants Maori to disengage from the sale altogether.

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