Tourism Industry News

News from NZ Māori Tourism and Māori tourism experiences around Aotearoa New Zealand

Māori sector updates: Reo Māori, Health and Safety, Yoga & Fitness, IRD recruiting

Tēnā tātou katoa,


In this newsletter:

  • What we’re doing for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
  • Updated Health & Safety System docs to reflect Delta rules
  • Reminder about yoga and fitness classes
  • IRD recruiting


Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori:

We’re gearing up for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori from 13 – 19 September!

Te Waharoa

Next week we’ll be launching our three-part series Te Waharoa to provide insight and stories of some key concepts from te Ao Māori frequently used within the tourism sector. 

On Tuesday 14th September we’ll share the first episode on our NZ Māori Tourism Facebook page featuring tohunga Māori discussing the essence of
Manaakitanga:  what does it look like, feel like, and smell like?

The other two episodes will be released on Wednesday 15th, and Thursday 16th on Facebook. Once they're posted you can watch them whenever you like!


We are also hosting a nation-wide karakia every Monday and Friday mornings from 7am to 7:45am. Start your week off feeling peacefully motivated and full of rich stories from our kaikarakia, who deliver both in te reo Māori and te reo Pākehā. We’ve been recording these and will share them on our Facebook page from Friday 9 September (apōpō!).

To download the meeting invite, click here or access directly via this link: (Meeting ID: 827 7114 2911)

Māori Language Moment

The Māori Language Commission is inviting all New Zealanders to celebrate te reo and join this year’s Māori Language Moment at 12pm on Tuesday 14 September from wherever they are.

Last year, more than 1 million people celebrated te reo Māori at the same time, from wherever they were at 12pm on the 14th September to mark the moment in 1972 when the Māori Language Petition was presented to parliament.

This year, the Commission will be aiming to set a new world record for the largest, single endangered language event ever by doubling its target and inviting 2 million people to join!

Help set the world record and register for the Māori Language Moment!

Kia kaha te reo Māori!


Updated Health & Safety System docs to reflect Delta rules

OSHbox has updated the Level 2 Risk Assessment to reflect the Delta rules around indoor and outdoor event numbers, and mandatory mask use.

You can download the complimentary COVID-19 Health & Safety System for your business from our website. Remember to replace our logo with your own!

If you need support to fill in your risk assessment forms, contact


FREE Yoga and Fitness classes

Remember we’re offering free yoga and fitness classes to Māori tourism operators.

Bring your friends and whānau along for a free fun workout – it’s a great way to spread your legs and get the endorphins pumping! Click on the link above for the timetable and zoom links! Any problems please email


Inland Revenue – Recruiting

Inland Revenue is looking to recruit Community Compliance Officers - Kaitakawaenga Māori in Wellington, Christchurch, Tauranga, Auckland and Rotorua.

Click on the links below to find out more and apply:

There are Community Compliance Officer - Kaitakawaenga Māori positions in the regions as well. Click here to see all a link to all vacancies.  

If you are aware of anyone that would be interested in supporting whānau in our community with their tax and social obligations and entitlements, please let them know.

Noho ora mai,

NZ Māori Tourism

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