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

    …New Zealand »Maori Culture for Visitors Maori Cultural Experiences With roughly 660,000 Maori people living in New Zealand today the Maori culture is definitely alive and well throughout the country. Social, cultural and spiritual traditions are practised by Maori. The language is spoken by…

  • New Zealand History, New Zealand Maori Heritage and History

    …You will not find Hawaiki on a map, but it is believed Maori came from an island or group of islands in Polynesia in the South Pacific Ocean. It is not known exactly which place, but there are distinct similarities between the Maori language and culture, and others of Polynesia including the Cook…

  • Maori New Year, Matariki, New Zealand : Maori Cultural Festival

    Skip to main content Home »Featured Events »Maori New Year Matariki (Maori New Year) Matariki is the Maori name for the group of stars also known as Pleiades or the Seven Sisters. The Maori New Year is marked by the rise of Matariki and the sighting of the next new moon. Matariki events…

  • New Zealand Language, Language of New Zealand

    languages in New Zealand. Maori became an official language in 1987 while in April 2006, New Zealand became the first country to declare sign language as an official language, alongside Maori. New Zealand Sign Language, or NZSL, is the main language of the deaf community in New Zealand. Te Reo Maori

  • 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…

  • Mt Cook/Aoraki - Off the beaten track : New Zealand Tourism Guide

    …Cook and the Southern Alps, whether seen from land or air, are some of the most memorable on their trip. Aoraki means 'Cloud Piercer' in the Maori language and on a clear day, you can get a wonderful... Please recommend us. * Map * Directions * Contact Get directions to and from Mt Cook/Aoraki - Off…

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