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

    …Zealand Maori Culture * New Zealand Maori Tourism * New Zealand Maori Stories and Legends Maori Cultural Experiences for Visitors North Island Maori Marae, Waitangi Photographer: Ben Crawford (www.bencrawford.co.nz) Auckland – The Auckland Museum is a great place to find out more about New Zealand…

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

    …Maori have a unique protocol. The best place to observe it is on a marae (Maori meeting grounds). Many tourist operators in New Zealand organise visits to marae. Welcome to the Powhiri A powhiri (formal welcome) at a marae begins with wero (challenge). A warrior from the tangata whenua (hosts)…

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

    …Asian and every kind of European. The strength and beauty of 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…

  • Early Settlement in New Zealand, New Zealand Settlement

    Marae, Waitangi Photographer: Ben Crawford (www.bencrawford.co.nz) The marae (meeting grounds) was a focal point of Maori communities, and still fulfils a crucial role in Maori society today. Wharenui (meeting houses—literally 'big house') were large structures at the centre of the marae. A…

  • Whanganui River Wanganui New Zealand, Pipiriki Wanganui New Zealand

    …rather than travel by canoe or boat. The road provides stunning views of the Whanganui River. Along the way you’ll see beautifully restored marae (meeting grounds)—visitors are welcome but permission must be obtained before entering. Back towards Wanganui is the picturesque village of…

  • Travel in New Zealand

    …rules, climate, activities and the best places to visit. New Zealand enjoys a rich Maori heritage which is unique to our country. Why not visit a marae or join in a hangi during your New Zealand travel. Browse through our website to find listings for a huge range of accommodation options throughout…

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