The Mātauranga Kura Taiao Fund is a contestable fund administered by the Ngā Whenua Rāhui Komiti. There are five main aims: 1. Reverse the ongoing loss of traditional Māori knowledge and practice related to indigenous biodiversity.
2. Protect, preserve, and promote traditional knowledge, history, stories, and practices of tangata whenua specific to their natural world and resources.
3. Restore kaitiaki responsibilities to protect the mauri of the whenua and unite the spiritual, cultural, and physical caretaking of our natural resources.
4. Increase tangata whenua capacity to retain and promote their traditional knowledge and use in managing indigenous biodiversity.
5. Support tangata whenua participation in management of indigenous biodiversity, consistent with their traditional knowledge and practice.