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Maori Culture

Learn about our Maori heritage and explore our pre-European roots. Local iwi (tribes) arrived by sea-faring waka over 700 years ago, landing in Maketu, Mount Maunganui and Whakatane. Their descendants still live here today.

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Mataatua Maori Marae Experience

Whakatane

Your journey at Mataatua will Ignite the Soul within. An authentic experience with the opportunity for intimate engagement with the people of Ngati Awa. Watch world-class digital technology, HIKO; Legends Carved in Light.

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Moanarua Beach Cottage

Ohope

Miria and Taroi of Moanarua Beach Cottage offer you a romantic hideaway nestled between the ocean and the harbour in sunny Ohope Beach. A unique Maori cultural homestay experience.

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NATIVConnectioNZ

Whakatane

Don't be fooled by imitations - this is your chance to learn how to prepare, lay and eat an authentic earth cooked Maori hangi.

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Mataatua Footsteps of Our Ancestors

Whakatane

Join us for a guided walking journey to explore some the nearby sites of ancestors of the local people from the tribe of Ngati Awa.

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