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Te Puia News

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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Since the first sods were turned by former Prime Minister John Key in May 2016, the major site developments underway at Te Puia l NZMACI have started to take shape...

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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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