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Taonga tuku iho: keeping our heritage alive

Explore some of the places, stories and people keeping our unique heritage alive.

Tairangahia a tua whakarere; tātakihia ngā reanga o āmuri ake nei – Honouring the past; inspiring the future.

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About this trip

This whakataukī sums up Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga’s important kaupapa. Keeping our places and stories alive is integral to our whakapapa and national identity. It also provides a way to understand our history, different generations and our diverse cultures, traditions, and communities.

Travel online to Te Tai Tokerau Northland to:

  • explore the stories within some of our heritage places
  • meet the people preserving these taonga
  • discover why it’s important to value, respect and preserve our past.

This online field trip supports a STEAM-based, cross curricular approach to teaching and learning. Participation encourages curiosity, citizen-science and student inquiry. Access the glossary.


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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

United Nations SDG 11This trip reflects the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities: 11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage.

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