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“Maori experience”

New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute
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$77.10*
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Te Puia Maori Cultural Tour and Steambox Lunch
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Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute with Optional Cultural Performance
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Owner description: Located outside the entrance to the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, this Institute trains young carvers in the skills of their elders with demonstrations of weaving techniques.
Reviewed May 1, 2013

We arrived around 6pm at the Maori village and had a great display from the Maori people before entering their village which was a great insight to way of life the Maori people once lived, Their houses, the games they played (for fitness), foods and how they cooked them under ground, their carvings and crafts, it was both fascinating and great fun too, we were then treated to a feast making the whole evening both interesting and great value for money. Well worth a visit!

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Located at the entrance to Te Puia (Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve).

If you do the Te Puia guided tour, the tour ends here with free time to wander around and watch the students at work creating traditional wood carvings and flax weaving.

The New Zealand Maori Arts and Craft Institute is home to the National Weaving School and the National Carving School, where both sides teach the art of Traditional Maori carving and weaving to young trainees keeping the Maori traditions alive.

Thank TortMad
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Thanks you this place was great, I learnt a great deal of knowledge about the arts in NZ and was delighted with the works, if you have time and enjoy crafts then it really is a must see ..thank you

Thank saascha K
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We were blessed on our visit to this centre by the allocation of a Maori lady guide who had some Scottish ancestry and a lovely gentle but cheeky sense of humour. The centre comprises woodwork and weaving workshops and displays of their labours. We were treated to a lesson in making rope from papyrus (using my wife's leg) but the kiwis in darkened room did not come out for us to see. The geysers were awesome.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

We were impressed with the carvings and young people working on these and being trained by their elders from the Institute including demonstrations of weaving techniques; This was most impressive to see and watch in the most beautiful surroundings of Rotorua.

Thank Miro P
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