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Inspirational and informative stories from our adventures experiencing Māori tourism in New Zealand. Contact details and where the experiences are located are included in each blog.

Halal hangi on the tourism horizon?

Shoot your game the halal way and cook it in a hangi?

It’s a vision proposed by MAZE Chief Executive Andre Taylor, who is keen for Māori business operators to take a slice of booming Halal tourism market.

Porangahau – A Great Escape

Earlier this year, a chance meeting in a Wellington café led to a trip up to Porangahau to discuss tourism opportunities in the area. Eight months later we were invited back to attend the launch of ‘Destination Porangahau’.

A day with a Waimarama Māori Elder

Growing up in Hawke’s Bay, I’ve been privileged to have spent many summer holidays at Waimarama Beach – memories of body surfing the waves, walking along the beach to see how far we could get (I still haven’t quite done the whole length – it’s long!), ice cream cones dripping down my hands faster

Tea and Trout on the Ngaruroro

Pulling into Puketitiri Lodge, the home of One Cast Fly Fishing Adventures, after a five hour drive from Wellington to a warm, welcoming hug from our host and guide Marlene was exactly what was needed. That, and walking in to the kitchen to smell the delicious aroma of dinner bubbling away!

24 Hours in Porangahau

A Malaysian, a Korean and an Indonesian meet two New Zealanders at 4pm on a Monday in what seemed like the middle of nowhere, but was in fact a Guiness World Record holding location.

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