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

    …you can experience a river trip much as the local Maori would have done in bygone years and stay on a river-side marae. South Island Christchurch – You can discover Tane Mahuta, Maori god of the forest in Christchurch and experience Ko Tane, a Maori cultural experience located at Willowbank Wildlife…

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

    …of Maori language nests (kohanga reo) has revived the Maori language. At kohanga reo, preschool children 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…

  • New Zealand Maori Culture, The Haka, New Zealand Haka

    …haka are deeply rooted in the mists of time. It is a history rich in folklore and legend that reflects Maori heritage. New Zealand has grown up immersed in haka since first encounters between Maori and early European explorers, missionaries and settlers. While recent tradition suggests the haka was…

  • New Zealand History Information & Historical Places

    …mythology—the god, Maui, was believed to have 'fished up' the North Island. Maori wove fishing nets from harakeke (flax), and carved fishhooks from bone and stone. Maori considered whales as kaitiaki (guardians), and used their flesh for food and their hard, strong bones for weapons. A Maori

  • Early Settlement in New Zealand, New Zealand Settlement

    …mythology—the god, Maui, was believed to have 'fished up' the North Island. Maori wove fishing nets from harakeke (flax), and carved fishhooks from bone and stone. Maori considered whales as kaitiaki (guardians), and used their flesh for food and their hard, strong bones for weapons. A Maori

  • Nelson New Zealand History, Historical Places in Nelson New Zealand

    …by the Maori as 'Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui' or 'the tip of the nose of the canoe of Maui'. Maori legend tells a tale of the demi-god Maui using his magic fish hook to catch and land the North Island 'Te Ika a Maui' or 'the fish of Maui' from his waka (canoe) the South Island. The Maori first…

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