Our heritage - a living legacy of people, culture and place
Te Puia Mission
To be the centre of knowledge and excellence for the preservation, presentation, education and growth of traditional expressions of Māori arts, crafts and culture.
Te Puia Principles
The guiding principles were set by Māori elders (koeke) at the establishment of the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute in 1963. These principles provide a framework on which to build a strong cultural future:
Taonga Tuku Iho - Custodians of treasured heritage