Te Puia, Hemo Rd PO Box 334
Rotorua 3040, New Zealand.
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9am – 6pm Summer (September – April)

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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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Chinese New Year celebrated at Te Puia

Red lanterns adorn Te Puia’s entrance in celebration of the Chinese and Korean Spring Festival, also known as the Chinese New Year, which runs from 28 January to 11 February.

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NZMACI celebrates 50 years, alongside master carver, Clive Fugill

Tumu whakarae (master carver), Clive Fugill began his carving career with a pocket knife in a wood shed and on 15 January, 1967, was one of seven successful applicants at...

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Dronie project captures the most epic selfies yet

It’s out with the selfie stick and in with the drone as take photos to a whole new level with our recently launched dronie project, capturing 10 second aerial videos...

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World’s first Māori emoji app launched

It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people...

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From Rotorua to Dakota, support for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

A powerful haka performed in Te Whakarewarewa Valley in support of the indigenous peoples of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Dakota, has received viral attention from across the world.

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Contemporary Māori fashion sets runway alight

Stepping through Te Puia’s impressive carved entrance and into the billowing forces of the geothermal valley, I knew I was in for a fashion show far outside out of the ordinary.

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Geothermal gift from the Gods

Considered a gift from the gods, the geothermal activity in Te Whakarewarewa Valley enabled our ancestors to cook and preserve kai (food) and these traditional techniques are still used by...

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