A Maori man with ta moko (facial tattoo) and woman doing hongi (traditional Maori greeting) with the Pohutu Geyser behind, Te Puia (New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute), Rotorua, New Zealand 2011 Blaine Harrington III
Waka brought divine gifts to the Maori First Nation. For this reason the waka inspire kotahitanga (unity) even today. My mind wonders that if Hawaii, Rapanui and Aotearoa were all reached by Waka what would have prevented them from reaching the Americas?
A 3 hour journey into the heart of Maori Culture. The most award-winning Maori culture attraction in New Zealand. Journey with us to the outskirts of Rotorua, to a Maori village nestled in an ancient forest.