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auckland war memorial museum 2006 |2007 TaumaTa-a-iwi rEpOrT Ko nga kuri purepure o Tamaki e kore e ngaro i te po. Those of Tamaki who lead in peace or in war never rest. Sir Hugh Kawharu ONZ, FRS(NZ)1927-2006 Kua horo nga puawai o te Rata, kua memenge nga rau, kua maroke te tinana, kua heke te wai ki nga pakiaka. Whatia ake nga puapua oPapatuanuku, te totara whakamarumaru o te Wao-nui-a-Tane. Nga maunga teitei o te wakua oti te whakahoro te mea hei mania. Tera te tai ka ngunguru mai ki tua o Kaipara. He mihi ki te wairua e rere atu nei, ki a koe e Ta Hugh e te Rangatira. He wananga o to iwi, he pukenga pukorero, he puna waiora. Whakarua i te hau e taea te karo; whakarua i te mate te taea te karo. From a Maori perspective the past year has been a challenging one. As Tamaki Paenga Hira entered the final stages of its five-year Grand Atrium building programme, we lost two dominant figures close to the heart of all Maori. First was the passing of Tainui leader, Dame Te Atairangikahu then only three weeks later the tragic and unexpectedloss of Ngati Whatua elder and Taumata-a-Iwi's representative to the Board, Sir Hugh Kawharu. Although he is no longer with us, Sir Hugh nevertheless provided the foundation and impetus for his successor, Te Puna Tumahai to continue building the special relationship between the Taumata-a-Iwi and Auckland Museum Trust Board. Each year Tamaki PaengaHira's position as an emerging world leader in indigenous museum relationships is enhanced and the development of a world-class Maori Values Team is at the heart of this success. He Wawata whakamana, nga taonga tukuna iho, hei whakataki i nga ra ki muri continues to guide the Taumata-a-Iwi's mission (see inside front cover), assistingthe Maori Values Team to operationally deliver real benefit to wider New Zealand from a Maori perspective. Central to this success is E nga reo, e nga mana, e nga understanding the trajectories which brought taonga and Ancestral karangarangamaha, huri noa ki Human Remains into the Museum. The Maori Values Training Programme has enabled all staff to share our mission: He Wawata, in nga tai awhiowhio o te motu,becoming better prepared to appropriately manage taonga today andinto the future. tena koutou katoa. E nga tini mate kua wheturangihia, haere.The Maori Values section of this report will provide you with a snapshotof the diversity of Maori-associated duties and accomplishments Kia koutou e te hunga ora,from the past year. To conclude, the Taumata-a-Iwi and Tumuaki join together to acknowledge and thank all Museum staff for their efforts in nga uri o o tatou tupuna tena championing Maori Values in one of our more challenging years. koutou katoa.