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Te Puia News

Tā moko - traditional Māori tattoo

“What’s special about tā moko is that they're not simply an image or design out of a book, but reflective of an individual's story,” says New Zealand Māori Arts and...

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Tuku Iho | Living Legacy 2017

Te Puia | New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute is proud to present its Tuku Iho | Living Legacy U.S Tour.

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NZMACI Takurua 50th Events

This year’s NZMACI 50th Celebrations Takurua Events was marked by the rise of Matariki who heralds the coming of the Māori New Year.  Te Puia | NZMACI staff and Rotorua...

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Matariki Jojo 9’s Kapa Haka Recap

In an attempt to meaningfully bring together 3 major kaupapa together and to have them all sit together in perfect synergy, Te Puia | NZMACI decided to work towards holding...

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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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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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