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Aotearoa name change petition presented to Parliament
3 Jun 2022   /

Aotearoa name change petition presented to Parliament

A petition to change the country’s official name to Aotearoa has been presented to Parliament.


Watch: Tiaki Promise, Māori at heart of Air NZ’s new safety video
5 May 2022   /

Watch: Tiaki Promise, Māori at heart of Air NZ’s new safety video

The Tiaki Promise was launched by then Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis in 2018 to encourage people to act as guardians of NZ.


Ngāi Tahu Tourism posts another loss as Covid bites
11 Nov 2021   /

Ngāi Tahu Tourism posts another loss as Covid bites

The value of the iwi’s tourism assets fell 22% during the “tough” trading year.


Covid hits cultural attractions hard but Te Puia determined to build back better
20 Oct 2021   /

Covid hits cultural attractions hard but Te Puia determined to build back better

The pandemic has forced cultural attractions like Te Puia to make changes with a new approach taken towards domestic visitors.


Tamaki Māori Village to re-launch evening experience
23 Sep 2021   /

Tamaki Māori Village to re-launch evening experience

Tamaki Māori Village in Rotorua plans to re-launch its evening cultural experience on 1 December, partly in anticipation of a quick return of Australian visitors once borders re-open.


Waitomo Caves offers te reo Māori glowworm tours
9 Sep 2021   /

Waitomo Caves offers te reo Māori glowworm tours

Discover Waitomo will offer full immersion te reo Māori tours to mark Māori Language Week, which runs from 13-19 September 2021.


Whakarewarewa’s plan for post-Covid tourism
23 Aug 2021   /

Whakarewarewa’s plan for post-Covid tourism

Cultural attractions are suffering but one operator has found a path forward, managing to boost domestic visitor numbers above pre-Covid levels.


‘Survival mode’ Kohutapu Lodge celebrates first graduates
19 Jul 2021   /

‘Survival mode’ Kohutapu Lodge celebrates first graduates

A focus on community values drives the award-winning operator’s vision for tourism.


Making Māori central to tourism experience NZ’s advantage
6 Jul 2021   /

Making Māori central to tourism experience NZ’s advantage

Tourism organisations and RTOs are urged to put the Māori at the centre of the visitor experience.


Māori tourism features in global development database
1 Jun 2021   /

Māori tourism features in global development database

A case study on Māori tourism experiences has been featured in a new international database alongside 31 other examples on tourism development from around the world.


Māori rock art sites secure $250k
27 Apr 2021   /

Māori rock art sites secure $250k

Funding to be used for 14 sites at Opihi, South Canterbury.


Rotorua attraction re-opens after 9-month hibernation
14 Dec 2020   /

Rotorua attraction re-opens after 9-month hibernation

Rotorua’s Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village is now open again following a nine-month hibernation.


Manea Footprints of Kupe opens in Northland
10 Dec 2020   /

Manea Footprints of Kupe opens in Northland

The Manea Footprints of Kupe, an interactive cultural, heritage, tourism and education centre, has opened in Opononi in the Hokianga.


Waimangu Volcanic Valley transferred in iwi settlement
7 Dec 2020  

Waimangu Volcanic Valley transferred in iwi settlement

Ownership of Bay of Plenty destination Waimangu Volcanic Valley has been transferred to Te Arawa iwi Ngāti Rangitihi as part of its settlement with the Crown.


Govt injects $97m into marae upgrades
12 Oct 2020   /

Govt injects $97m into marae upgrades

The Government has invested $96.5m towards upgrading 351 marae across the country.


Māori inclusion begins by talking to mana whenua – Kaitiaki Adventures
18 Sep 2020  

Māori inclusion begins by talking to mana whenua – Kaitiaki Adventures

Te reo Māori is unique to NZ and an experience many visitors enjoyed.


Waitangi Treaty Grounds to launch events for Māori Language Week
11 Sep 2020   /

Waitangi Treaty Grounds to launch events for Māori Language Week

Waitangi Treaty Grounds is running a number of events from the 14-21 September celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, Māori Language Week.


Report: Iwi investors eye up tourism despite Covid
10 Sep 2020   /

Report: Iwi investors eye up tourism despite Covid

Tourism remains low as a percentage of total iwi and Māori business investment but interest remains high, according to ANZ analyst David Harrison.


Hamilton approves cultural, arts work package
14 Aug 2020   /

Hamilton approves cultural, arts work package

Hamilton City Council has approved a work programme to help it make more informed decisions on issues of cultural significance.


New pou-whenu completes $2.3m Mt Ruapehu facility
29 Jul 2020   /

New pou-whenu completes $2.3m Mt Ruapehu facility

 A new pou-whenua, Uenuku Te Pou Tipua o Tūroa, has been unveiled and completes the new park and ride and camping facility at the foot of Mt Ruapehu. 


Te Puia another step closer to iwi ownership
24 Jul 2020   /

Te Puia another step closer to iwi ownership

The New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute Vesting Act 2020 has been passed by the House. 


Matariki public holiday boost for tourism – Greens
22 Jul 2020   /

Matariki public holiday boost for tourism – Greens

Green Party tourism spokesperson Gareth Hughes said that as well as increasing cultural awareness, it would provide another day for travel.


Covid a bump in ‘100-year plan’ for Tamaki Māori Village – owner
30 Jun 2020   /

Covid a bump in ‘100-year plan’ for Tamaki Māori Village – owner

The popular Rotorua attraction has formed a new partnership to help its 110 employees.


Māori tourism businesses ‘more innovative’ – Stats NZ
30 Jun 2020   /

Māori tourism businesses ‘more innovative’ – Stats NZ

The innovative nature of these businesses may help them succeed in the Covid-era, says Stats NZ.


NZ Māori Tourism secures $10m to ‘repurpose, reposition’ sector
14 May 2020   /

NZ Māori Tourism secures $10m to ‘repurpose, reposition’ sector

New Zealand Māori Tourism has secured a $10m contingency fund to help repurpose and reposition the Māori tourism sector.


NZ Māori Tourism’s Tyson-Nathan: 17k job losses ‘devastating’
13 May 2020   /

NZ Māori Tourism’s Tyson-Nathan: 17k job losses ‘devastating’

More than 17,000 Māori employees working across the tourism sector have lost their jobs due to Covid-19, including up to 1000 working for Māori tourism operators, says New Zealand Māori Tourism.


NZ Māori Tourism chair to run for office at general election
2 Mar 2020   /

NZ Māori Tourism chair to run for office at general election

Dale Stephens will meet NZMT this week to discuss his future with the organisation after deciding to run for Christchurch Central.


Māori landowners secure $4.3m for tourism ventures
12 Feb 2020   /

Māori landowners secure $4.3m for tourism ventures

Northland and West Coast iwi receive almost $1m each from the PGF.


Major Events Fund seeds new $1.5m creative, cultural incubator
23 Jan 2020   /

Major Events Fund seeds new $1.5m creative, cultural incubator

The new Creative and Cultural Events Incubator, funded through the Major Events Fund, will open Monday 3 February.


PGF invests $2.8m in new cultural experience
22 Jan 2020   /

PGF invests $2.8m in new cultural experience

The Government is injecting $2.798m into the Ngā Ara Tipuna Waipukurau Pā Site Interpretation project in the Hawke’s Bay.


Training hostel to be rental apartments at Christchurch marae
21 Jan 2020   /

Training hostel to be rental apartments at Christchurch marae

The old Māori trade training hostel, Te Kooti te Rato, located at Rehua Marae in Christchurch will soon be repurposed into six modern apartments for local Christchurch whānau.


Waka festival to take innovative new approach
13 Jan 2020   /

Waka festival to take innovative new approach

The Tamaki Herenga Waka Festival will play host to an innovative new form of digital storytelling in the form of a water screen on the Waitemata Harbour, when it kicks off on 31 January 2020.


Govt promises further support as Tuia 250 voyage comes to an end
18 Dec 2019   /

Govt promises further support as Tuia 250 voyage comes to an end

The Tuia 250 voyage has officially come to an end, following a closing ceremony at Tuahuru Marae in Te Māhia this week.


New waka experience to launch on Lake Rotorua
29 Nov 2019  

New waka experience to launch on Lake Rotorua

A new waka experience will be launched this weekend on Lake Rotorua.


Special gifts for China-NZ Year of Tourism
13 Nov 2019   /

Special gifts for China-NZ Year of Tourism

A kapa haka performance and special carving have been given by Te Puia | New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute in the official China-New Zealand Year of Tourism closing ceremony.


Tourism takes centre stage in Ngāi Tahu and Air NZ partnership
24 Sep 2019   /

Tourism takes centre stage in Ngāi Tahu and Air NZ partnership

Regional engagement to identify sustainable visitor growth opportunities and a commitment to tourism marketing and promotion form the backbone of a new economic growth agreement between Air New Zealand and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.


Simon Jolly: It’s two families coming together
3 Sep 2019   /

Simon Jolly: It’s two families coming together

Chris Jolly Outdoors’ CEO on the jv with Ngāti Tūwharetoa and the opportunities ahead for the new business.


Bungy NZ, local iwi move on major Taupō tourism assets
30 Aug 2019   /

Bungy NZ, local iwi move on major Taupō tourism assets

Henry van Asch and Ngāti Tūwharetoa have made separate moves on significant tourism businesses.


New Māori tourism sector capability assessment launched
14 Aug 2019   /

New Māori tourism sector capability assessment launched

New Zealand Māori Tourism, in conjunction with Te Puni Kōkiri and Poutama Trust, has launched the first capability assessment of the Māori tourism sector since 2014.


Who triumphed at NZ Māori Tourism’s Dragons’ Den awards?
14 Aug 2019   /

Who triumphed at NZ Māori Tourism’s Dragons’ Den awards?

Five winners won $70k in cash prizes from NZMT’s second annual Dragons Den event.


Operators converge on Chch for TECNZ, NZ Māori Tourism events
12 Aug 2019   /

Operators converge on Chch for TECNZ, NZ Māori Tourism events

Hundreds of the country’s tourism suppliers and ITOs are attending TECNZ and NZ Māori Tourism conferences this week.


QLDC to consider Ngāi Tahu cultural hub partnership
26 Jun 2019  

QLDC to consider Ngāi Tahu cultural hub partnership

Queenstown Lakes District Council will vote tomorrow on whether to enter into partnership with Ngāi Tahu Property that could see a new cultural hub built at the resort.


Research planned to help Māori tourism ventures
17 Jun 2019  

Research planned to help Māori tourism ventures

Market research is to be undertaken to assist Māori tourism ventures in the Waikato.


Applications open for Māori tourism Dragon’s Den
13 Jun 2019  

Applications open for Māori tourism Dragon’s Den

Applications are now open for the 2019 Māori tourism Dragon’s Den.


Central Hawke’s Bay tourism gets $100k PGF boost
11 Jun 2019   /

Central Hawke’s Bay tourism gets $100k PGF boost

Hawke’s Bay’s tourism sector is a direct and indirect beneficiary of the latest investment announced Provincial Growth Fund.


Auckland iwi snaps up HBT’s Dundas, preps for push into tourism
7 Mar 2019   /

Auckland iwi snaps up HBT’s Dundas, preps for push into tourism

Annie Dundas, general manager of Hawke’s Bay Tourism, has resigned.


Northland doubles down on $8m Manea Footprints of Kupe project
1 Mar 2019   /

Northland doubles down on $8m Manea Footprints of Kupe project

The Northland Regional Council is investing $500,000 to help bring forward a proposed $8m-plus cultural centre and tourism attraction at Opononi.


Report: Iwi investment in tourism on the rise
11 Feb 2019   /

Report: Iwi investment in tourism on the rise

Iwi investment in tourism is on the increase as Māori look to deploy capital and diversify their income streams.


Ko Tāne to launch waka on the Avon
7 Feb 2019  

Ko Tāne to launch waka on the Avon

The Māori tourism operator will start the tours following the completion of a new $3.5m riverside cultural centre.


DOC pushes pause on national parks reviews
5 Feb 2019   /

DOC pushes pause on national parks reviews

DOC has delayed its review of its Aoraki/Mount Cook and Westland Tai Poutini national parks plans because of an iwi concessions case.