Story: Kaitiakitanga – guardianship and conservation

Eva Rickard

Eva Rickard

Land campaigner Eva Rickard dances during a land protest at Pākaitore, Whanganui, in 1995. Eva Rickard was a kaitiaki (guardian) of her people’s land, and led a campaign in the late 1970s against the loss of tribal land at Raglan. The land was taken by the government for war purposes during the Second World War, but was not returned when the war finished. Instead, it was turned into a golf course. The area was eventually returned to the Tainui Awhiro people.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Kaitiakitanga – guardianship and conservation - Kaitiaki – guardians', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2024)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007