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    …in 1840 the founding document was signed: the Treaty of Waitangi. The Treaty Grounds features the award winning Museum of Waitangi, Treaty House, carved Meeting House, and the world's largest ceremonial war canoe. Day Pass includes guided tour and cultural performance. Hangi & Concert available,…
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  • Sail Barbary: Sail to Taupo's iconic Maori Rock Carvings

    Skip to main content Home »SAIL BARBARY - Lake Taupo SAIL BARBARY - Lake Taupo Visit Web Site Sailing to Taupo's iconic Maori Rock Carvings since 1983, Barbary offers relaxation, fun and adventure. We're equipped for all conditions - if the wind dies down, Barbary's eco-friendly electric…

  • Maori Culture New Zealand, Maori Culture, Traditions and Tourism

    …are encouraged to speak in Maori. Primary and secondary schools build on this early immersion by including Maori in the curriculum. Traditional carvers also help to keep Maori culture alive by creating intricate works that pay respect to the past. Every piece carved tells a story, which can be…

  • Maori Cultural Experiences: Maori Culture in New Zealand for Visitors

    …Northland – Head up to the far north where you can learn about Maori history in the beautiful Hokianga Harbour. You can see carvings and tapestry, stay on a marae, learn to wave flax, make poi, perform the haka, sing our waiata (songs) and carve a simple taonga (treasure). Whanganui – The Whanganui…

  • New Zealand Maori Art and Culture, Maori Art in New Zealand

    Maori art in New Zealand is evident in architectural carving and interior designs of marae, and in ornate whakairo (carvings) in wood, bone or pounamu (greenstone or jade) for pendants and other taonga (treasures). Carving and weaving skills arose from the practical requirements of traditional Maori

  • Kawhia Traditional Maori Kai Festival, Events Festivals Shows New Zealand

    …to experience the bounty Maori have been enjoying for centuries. There will also be traditional and contemporary kapahaka performances, ta moko (tattoo) demonstrations and music. Maori artists will display jewelry, garden arts, clothing, rock and wood sculptures, carving and weaving. Kapa Haka…

  • The Story of Kupe and Te Wheke : Maori Legends, Stories and Myths

    …content Home »New Zealand Travel »Culture »Maori »Maori Stories and Legends »Kupe and Te Wheke Maori Stories and Legends Maori Stories and Legends | Kupe and Te Wheke | He Ika A Maui | Maui and Tieke The Maori Story of Kupe and Te Wheke The story of Te Wheke as told…

  • New Zealand Shopping, Shopping in New Zealand

    …For traditional New Zealand souvenirs look for examples of superb Maori carvings in wood, bone and pounamu (greenstone or jade). You can also find jewellery and ornaments made from the iridescent paua shell (abalone), treasured by Maori for centuries. New Zealand potters are recognised as among the…

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