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Te Puia News

‘Māori Boy Genius’ brings his knowledge to Rotorua

From the prestigious halls of Yale University to the steamy valley paths of Te Puia | New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI), ‘Māori Boy Genius’, Ngaa Rauuira Pumanawawhiti...

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The Marae - the beating heart of Māori culture

A place of gathering that brings families, communities and tribes together, the marae is fundamental to Māori life and stands as the beating heart of our culture.

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The art of recording Māori history

Whakairo rākau (wood carving) is an ancient Māori art form that continues to help keep Maori knowledge alive.

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Tracing the trails of our ancestors

From geyser to volcano, 1000 runners and walkers set off from Te Puia this weekend in a race like no other – the Tarawera Trail Marathon and 50km.

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Te Puia features in top Rotorua attractions

Kristof Haines, content editor for MotorhomeRepublic.com, commented: “Narrowing Rotorua’s attractions down to ten top picks certainly wasn’t easy - there are so many excellent places to go and amazing things to...

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Papakura Geyser wakes with a splash

Our once-famous Papakura Geyser, dormant since 1979, has recently burst into life, erupting continuously for 36 hours and shooting water up to four meters into the air, leaving both our...

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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 Institute (NZMACI).

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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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