"The second-largest international repatriation of Maori human remains has taken place at Te Papa in Wellington.
They have been returned to New Zealand from five museums throughout the UK and Europe.
Te Papa's Michelle Hippolite says it is a step towards restoring the dignity of the dead.
The remains will never be displayed at Te Papa.
The museum sees its role as a guardian to find homes for the hundreds of homeless. So far around 332 ancestral remains have been repatriated from 12 countries, but there are still about 500 remains waiting to be brought home.
There are not enough clues about where to return a third of the remains, and finding the rightful place can take up to four years, so until then Te Papa is where they'll rest.It really doesn't get better than that.