1. (noun) circumstance of guarding, protection, preservation - nominalised form of tiaki.
Me tono ia ki ngā mema kia āta whakaaro rātou ki tēnei tikanga nui, arā te tiakanga o ngā ngāherehere, me ngā hē e tupu mai ana i runga i te mahi whakapau kau i aua ngāherehere (TWMNT 28/7/1874:183). / He must ask the members to think carefully about this important issue, that is the preservation of the forests, and to the injurious effects of destroying them.
See also tiaki