Nau mai, Haere mai, ngā mihi nui ki a koe.
The indigenous Maori Culture of Aotearoa New Zealand is unique to our country. In our region, Whenua Iti Outdoors works alongside local iwi groups (tribes), kaumatua (elders), marae (meeting places) and expert cultural facilitators to design and deliver unique, experiential and engaging education programmes for all ages. These may include international visitors, family groups, school groups, sports teams or work teams.
Each of the programmes can be designed to focus on a particular aspect of the Maori culture. Examples of areas of focus include, kaitiakitanga (guardianship of the land), Maori Tourism, myths and legends of the rohe (area), kai moana (traditional seafood) or a more generic programme designed to allow participants to understand and feel comfortable with formal aspects of welcoming groups onto a marae and following tikanga (cultural practices).
Programmes range from 2 hours to 7-days in length and are customised carefully to meet the needs of the group. Programmes may also include visits to a number of the different Marae across the region.
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