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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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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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Arataki Cultural Walking Trails

Tauranga

Listen to mountains, rivers, and landmarks speak. Seamlessly receive info about sites of cultural significance at the Mauao base track, using our custom app and proximity tech.

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Know Mataatua Cultural Immersion Experience

Tauranga

AN UNFORGETTABLE ENCOUNTER WITH A STORY, A HOUSE AND A PEOPLE. WHERE CAPTIVATING INDIGENOUS STORY TELLERS AND WORLD CLASS DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY COMBINE TO LEAVE A WARM AND LASTING IMPRESSION OF THIS…

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