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Kiwi house accredited for high standard of animal welfare

The kiwi house at Te Puia has been recognised as having a high standard of welfare for New Zealand’s iconic birds, receiving accreditation from the Zoo and Aquarium Association Board...

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Site development update – June

The significant site developments at Te Puia | New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI) continue to unfold, as many of the projects reach their final phase of development.

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International Tuku Iho exhibition opens in Rotorua

An exhibition of tāonga Māori, which has already captured the hearts and minds of millions of people around the world, is being showcased in Aotearoa for the first time at...

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Tā moko studio opens its doors

Traditional Māori tattooing, known as tā moko, is a tāonga (treasure) to Māori people and culture.

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Carved table brings unique Kiwi experience to the table

A unique carved wooden table, created at the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI) at Te Puia in Rotorua, has recently made its international debut at a high-profile...

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Facebook and Te Puia unveil new AR filter

As well as seeing Te Puia’s world-famous Pōhutu Geyser in person, visitors will also be able to experience an augmented reality (AR) version thanks to a digital partnership between Te...

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TRENZ takes shape in Dunedin

TRENZ, New Zealand’s biggest annual travel and trade event, has kicked off in Dunedin and Te Puia l NZMACI have a stand-out presence.

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Geckos now on display

Te Puia has welcomed four new residents of the reptile variety, with a group of geckos now housed in the foyer of the kiwi house.

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Easter and our cultural legacy

Easter is a familiar holiday; one that brings traditions, celebrations and with some luck, a visit from the Easter Bunny.

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