Te Puia, Hemo Rd PO Box 334
Rotorua 3040, New Zealand.
+64 7 348 9047   info@tepuia.com

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9am – 6pm Summer (September – April)

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Rotorua: Home of the world’s largest haka

Rotorua, New Zealand’s oldest tourism destination and home to Te Puia l New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, has been recognised for many years as the heart of Māori culture.

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QUARTERLY SITE DEVELOPMENT UPDATE - JUNE

Despite winter and the unpredictable weather conditions, Te Puia special projects manager Nick Dallimore says progress on Te Puia l New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute’s significant site developments...

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New student intake at NZMACI

As the centre for New Zealand's Māori culture and geothermal wonders, Te Puia is also home to the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI) which holds the National...

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Significant bronze storehouse destined for UN

At more than 3.5 metres high and weighing nearly four tonnes, a substantial bronze whatarangi (storehouse) has been temporarily installed at Te Puia as it looks to stand the test...

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Meet Marama and Sketch at the Kiwi House

Kiwi are nocturnal flightless birds - and New Zealand’s national icon. At Te Puia, you can see kiwi up close at our Kiwi House and learn how we protect these extraordinary endangered birds.

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Air New Zealand tohu recognises fluency in te reo Māori

Air New Zealand have a new initiative on board allowing passengers to identify which airline staff speak fluent te reo Māori, thanks to a special new tohu (emblem) for their uniform.

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QUARTERLY SITE DEVELOPMENT UPDATE – MARCH

Since the first sods were turned by former Prime Minister John Key in May 2016, the major site developments underway at Te Puia l NZMACI have started to take shape...

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Māori culture inspires custom helmet for Crankworx Rotorua

Encapsulating speed, acceleration and Rotorua’s dirt gold, FOX Racing have teamed up with Te Puia l New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI) to create a custom helmet that...

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Significant sculpture set to greet visitors to Rotorua

Visitors travelling to and from Rotorua will soon be welcomed by a 12-metre-high sculpture which will be more than just a piece of art – but a culmination of Māori...

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Tarawera Ultra proudly supported by Te Puia

Some of the world’s most inspiring ultramarathon athletes gathered at Te Aronui a Rua Marae at Te Puia on 10 February for the official race powhiri (welcome) ahead of the...

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