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Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Archive work is currently focused on the preservation of our audio and visual taonga.
We have a small but special collection of VHS video and audio cassette tapes, mostly dating back to the 1990’s, that will be transferred to a new digital format, creating a ‘Preservation Master Copy.'
In addition to the preservation master-copy, which will be stored safely in the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō archives, we’ll also make a copy of each video recording, allowing us to view, stream, edit and share the digital images, as appropriate.
CAN YOU HELP?
A number of the audio cassettes we have refer to other tapes that would have been recorded as part of a series, but these are not held in our Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō archive collection. We are keen to hear from you if you have audio-cassettes of whānau members talking about their whakapapa, whānau or iwi history that you would be happy to share with us.