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5th October 2021
Posted under: Pānui

Mana whenua bless site of future ACC building

The site of the future state-of-the-art ACC office in Dunedin has been blessed by mana whenua at a dawn ceremony on Tuesday morning. A blessing and sod turning was hosted by whānau from Ōtākou at the Dowling St site and marks an important step in the construction process. The small event began with karakia before…

Takiwā Tourism

Indigenous tourism has been a particularly fast-growing trend in recent years, with more travellers seeking a meaningful interaction with the traditional culture of the countries they visit. Here in Aotearoa – already a popular tourist destination – more than half of international visitors are likely to take part in experiences where they learn about Maōri culture. This presents an opportunity for flax roots tourism that gives travellers a genuine understanding of the history and values of Māori culture.

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What it means to be Kāi Tahu

From a young age, my sister and I remember being dragged to hui across the country. Now, that is not to say that we didn’t enjoy the hui, but more that we wished that we had a retreat space, a room for us and other rakatahi our age where we could express our Kāi Tahutaka in our own individual way. This became the foundation for the space we filled for Hui-ā-Iwi.

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