The purpose of these guidelines is to explain when attribution is required under the Haka Ka Mate Attribution Act 2014 and how to comply with the Act. They are also intended to explain to the reader why the haka Ka Mate is of such cultural importance to Ngāti Toa Rangatira, much in the way national anthems are of importance to other countries and cultures.
1. The Act is therefore a way of giving meaningful recognition to the mana (significance) of the haka.
2. The Act also gives Ngāti Toa Rangatira recognition of their cultural association with the haka by ensuring the original creator of the haka is recognised when it is used.
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