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Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 4: 09 pm

Press Release: Heritage New Zealand

Applications are now open for twenty grants of up to
$25000 for iwi, hapū and hāpori Māori projects supporting
revitalisation of vulnerable mātauranga Māori, thanks to
the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Contestable Grants
program, announced today.

The grants come as part of
the Government’s Mātauranga Māori Te Awe Kōtuku
program, which funds initiatives to safeguard at-risk
mātauranga from the ongoing threat of COVID-19.

is a great opportunity to support iwi Māori with projects
to revitalise their vulnerable mātauranga Māori," says
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Pou Whaihanga, Matene
Simon. "It’s part of a much bigger process, to re-awaken
the life and essence of these aspects of Māori built
heritage and Ancestral Landscapes to ensure that these
heirlooms of treasure will reach the hands of the future

There are ten Ancestral Landscape grants
available to support the retention and transmission of
kōrero tuku iho as well as traditional practices within
ancestral places in four broad areas: cultural mapping,
maramataka, waka haerenga and kohatu. There are also ten
Māori Built Heritage grants to support projects focused on
revitalising vulnerable mātauranga Māori within four built
heritage areas: traditional buildings, tārai waka, mahinga
kai, and māra kai.

Applications open: 12th
July 2021 - 20th August 2021.

Grants will be for
projects able to be completed by 30th July 2022.

you, your whānau, iwi or hapu have a project that would
benefit from one of these grants, you can find information
and a link to apply (from July 12th) on the Heritage
New Zealand Pouhere Taonga website

You will need
to be able to present a plan for the project, demonstrating
how the outcome will be realised in a manner that is
appropriate, achievable and accessible for the

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