Te Puia News

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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Qualification in traditional methods

The New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI) in Rotorua offers a tohu (qualification) in traditional methods that is unique and incomparable to any other training, both globally and...

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Wānanga Precinct opens its doors

Te Puia l NZMACI have completed phase one of its new Wānanga Precinct and are excited to welcome manuhiri (visitors), who can now view students and tutors putting their hands...

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Rolling over into Year of the Dog

Chinese lanterns glowing with works of art have decked the main entrance of Te Puia as Chinese and Korean people all over the world celebrate the Spring Festival, also known...

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