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  • June 2018 - New Zealand Tourism Business Newsletter

    …the new tā moko studio. The studio will give visitors an insight into the traditional and contemporary art form. Visitors whether receiving a tā moko or not, will be able to gain an insight into the art form through a viewing window, which can be closed for privacy if needed. Tā moko artist, Jacob…

  • Akaroa History New Zealand

    …tourist town—look for French street names, quaint historic buildings and inspired cuisine. Māori History Māori Carving with Moko New Zealand Photographer: Ian Trafford ( Around 1825 - 1828 there was civil war among the Ngai Tahu peoples. The villages…

  • Mokoia Island, New Zealand : Mokoia, Rotorua, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

    …hands of Uenukukōpako, whose weapon was a kō (digging stick). The death blow catching Arorangi across his tattooed forehea d - from the words moko (tattoo) and kō (digging stick) comes the name, Mokoia. Mokoia Island is the location of one of New Zealand's most famous love stories. It is considered…

  • New Plymouth History Information New Zealand

    …Plymouth and the Taranaki region. Travel Insurance NZ DVDs NZ Products NZ Holiday Deals New Plymouth History Overview Māori Carved Figure with Moko Photographer: Adventure Films ( Originally called Ngamotu (the islands), the site of New Plymouth was occupied for hundreds…

  • Early Settlement in New Zealand, New Zealand Settlement

    …form. Another fearsome weapon was the mere (club), beautifully carved, with some made out of pounamu (greenstone or jade). A warrior with a full moko (tattoo) on his face, brandishing a taiaha or mere, makes a fearsome sight. One of the 180 different varieties of fern—a New Zealand national…

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

    …and includes traditional and contemporary arts. Traditional arts such as carving, weaving, kapa haka (group performance), whaikorero (oratory) and moko (tattoo) are practised throughout the country. Practitioners following in the footsteps of their tipuna (ancestors) replicate the techniques used…

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