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Culture North Night Show

State Highway 1, | RD2 Okaihau, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9 402 5990
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Ranked #5 of 6 attractions in Paihia
Type: Performances
Owner description: Six nights a week the marae is transformed into a magical setting where performers from the Culture North night show tell visitors to Northland the... more » Owner description: Six nights a week the marae is transformed into a magical setting where performers from the Culture North night show tell visitors to Northland the real story of New Zealand. A contemporary production combining drama, music and dance, the show relates the traditional story of how two cultures; Maori and European, settled in New Zealand. « less
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St.Cloud
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Frommers had rated this 3 * and the cost was $65 per person. We were expecting a great show with cast members showing the Maori tatoos and costumes as shown in the Frommer's book. The cast consisted of mainly high school age people and none of them had the traditional tattooing. A couple of the small cast looked uncomfortable performing... More

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Interesting history, but I could only understand a few of the actors. Many of them did not speak clearly. It was a one sided depiction of that time in history. The actors and director were very interested in what they were presenting and very friendly with the audience. They were all open to answer any questions the audience might have.

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maorichikita
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I thought the show was very entertaining. Not just a performance of maori songs but a story telling the history of the area and people. An excellent way to share the maori culture with the world.

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norwiich
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141 reviews 141 reviews
77 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

By the time you get here you may well have seen a "culture show" but this is different; it actually tells a story as seen through Maori eyes and is really worth a look. Not just singing and twirling balls!

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Opua, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I have been to this show a couple of times with visitors. Transport to the event is included in the price but when the bus does not stop to pick you up, as it can do, it rather puts a damper on the evening. This area of the operation needs improving. Letting folks pay on the bus and not on... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is an interesting way to learn about Maori history. The presentation is well done by some talented people. It was also nice to talk to the performers after the show and ask questions. The Treaty Grounds are lovely and well kept.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

grandfather tells his grandson about the journey to new zealand and the arrival of the first settlers. Good set-up show, professional crew

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Atlanta, Ga
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

As we left this show, my husband described it as "charming" -- until I told him what we'd paid for it...then all of the little things that had gone wrong seemed to add up, and we both felt we'd been cheated. For starters, we took them up on their offer to pick us up at our B&B due to the... More

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Lima, Peru
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Kena and his team put on a superb show - well worth the money. A must do,

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Great - but it is just a bbq in the end - good to hear some of the cultural expressions

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