Te Puia News

Weaving people and communities together

Māori arts and crafts play a significant role in Māori culture, recording korero (stories), history and knowledge to pass down to the next generation.

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Te Puia celebrates Māori Language Week

Unique to Aotearoa (New Zealand) and integral to our identity, te reo Māori (the Māori language) forms a pillar of Māori culture and during Māori Language Week, New Zealand takes...

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Māori culture alive in Argentina

Māori artworks have come to life in Buenos Aires over the last month in the Tuku Iho | Living Legacy exhibition hosted by the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts...

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Te Puia kicks off TRENZ in traditional Māori style

Over 1100 national and international tourism delegates were treated to a spectacular evening of culture, cuisine and entertainment recently as Te Puia played host to the 2015 TRENZ welcome function.

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Iconic Crankworx hot seat uniquely NZ

The much coveted Crankworx downhill hot seat will be one to go down in the history books this year in Rotorua as a true work of art, with a uniquely...

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Māori cultural performances – a feast for the eyes and ears

Te Puia’s Māori cultural performances on Rotowhio Marae transport manuhiri (visitors) back in time, beginning with a spine-tingling wero (challenge) from a Māori warrior followed by a traditional pōwhiri (welcome).

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Dormant geysers spring back into life

For the second time in less than six months, a previously dormant geyser has bubbled back into life at Te Puia|New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI) in Rotorua’s...

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Hobbit mania at Te Puia’s living-earth

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit the real ‘Middle-earth’? A tribe of 75 Hobbit fans, their guests and 40 high-profile international media recently experienced a...

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Pā activities fun for kids over holidays

A uniquely kiwi, fun-filled activity programme to help fill the last days of the school holidays is underway now at Te Puia|New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute.

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