Te tikanga o Te Papa Tongarewa 

Papahou (treasure box) 1800-1865, Maker unknown. Oldman Collection. Gift of the New Zealand Government, 1992. Te Papa
Papahou (treasure box) 1800-1865, Maker unknown. Oldman Collection. Gift of the New Zealand Government, 1992. Te Papa

Ko te tikanga o te ingoa nei, he ‘paepae pupuri taonga’. E rua ngā whakapuakanga o te ingoa nei i roto i ngā whiti me ngā waiata. Kei kō atu i te kotahi te tikanga o ia whakapuakanga.

Papa

Hei whakahua:

  • i a Papatūānuku – me Aotearoa e tū nei te Whare Taonga
  • i te papahou (he pouaka whakairo) me te whenua i arohaina – arā ko te papakāinga.

Tongarewa

Whakaatu ai a Tongarewa ki:

  • tētahi momo pounamu pērā i te kōhatu mauri kei Te Marae
  • ētahi atu momo taonga, pērā i te tangata rangatira i arohaina.

Nā reira he whakamāramatanga mō te katoa o te ingoa ko tēnei: ‘ko tō mātou paepae taonga me ngā tāngata i pupū ake i a Papatūānuku i Aotearoa nei.