In 2014, in partnership with Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga Archives NZ, the Alexander Turnball Library, Te Papa Tongarewa and the National Library of New Zealand, the Trust embarked on a significant kaupapa to ensure the stories of our past were being appropriately held and archived.

This included assessing the contents of collections, cataloguing, referencing and creating digital records of items as well as preservation and safe storage of documents and other items in line with tīkanga Māori.

Today, as caretakers, we hold a rich and growing collection of taonga, including historic documents, audio and visual recordings and photographic reminders of our past, and continue to work toward creating a treasure that will allow our people to listen to the audio of voices past, view the visual riches of people, places and events that have gone before us, and read the history that was written and collected as part of the claims process.

We welcome whānau to get in touch if you have items you would like to see preserved.