being lost with time
Twenty-five years ago wāhine like Mina McKenzie, Waana Davis, Te Aue Davis and Ngahuia Te Awekotuku decided that the cultural sector needed Māori trained as conservators and set about making that happen.
By combining the science of conservation with the Māori world view, a small group including Vicki-Anne Heikell were trained.
The group still actively support iwi and hapū around Aotearoa to help conserve taonga in a way that upholds their mana. But the future is uncertain, with no succession programme in place.
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