Definition of kaitiakitanga in English:

kaitiakitanga

noun

mass nounNZ
  • Guardianship or management.

    ‘land is considered a resource to be respected according to the principle of kaitiakitanga’
    • ‘The company needed to demonstrate kaitiakitanga (stewardship) of New Zealand's paua fishery.’
    • ‘Maori should adopt the notion of kaitiakitanga, increasing capacity at home in order to realise the potential that exists.’
    • ‘We have instilled a deep understanding of kaitiakitanga (custodianship) in our governance.’
    • ‘The project had a strong emphasis on kaitiakitanga - custodianship of the land.’
    • ‘They have developed an 80-page guide for teachers in ways to nurture kaitiakitanga (stewardship) of the Warawara Forest in Northland.’
    • ‘The former think-tank member was one of four women entrusted with "kaitiakitanga" of evidence submitted by family violence survivors.’
    • ‘It maintains kaitiakitanga over a number of wahi tapu sites within its boundaries.’
    • ‘The legislation further suggests that kaitiakitanga will be expressed through the review of the Resource Management Act.’
    • ‘Every interviewing panel member was given kaitiakitanga or guardianship of the data.’
    • ‘Under Marxism, we could have Iwi and Hapu having autonomous kaitiakitanga of our taonga and resources.’

Origin

Maori.

Pronunciation

kaitiakitanga

/kʌɪˈtɪəkɪˌtaŋə/