Māori culture and heritage
Māori culture is a big part of NZ’s identity, so respecting, preserving and promoting it is vital.
Whether you’re a visitor to NZ or you live here, it’s important to be aware of Māori customs and how to interact in Māori culture.
Māori heritage can be broken down into 3 sections. Physical (like burial sites or buildings), natural (like mountains or springs) and intangible (like rituals and knowledge).
- The meaning of Māori heritage
- Matariki — the Māori new year
- The national Māori flag
- Visiting Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga heritage sites
- Visiting Māori archaeological sites
- Māori creation traditions
- The legend of Maui — how Aotearoa was created
- Legends relating to different areas of NZ
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