Short Award Te Reo Māori - Waiariki Institute of Technology is pleased to announce that this qualification is available via the interactive mobile device app Te Pūmanawa.
Designed to accommodate beginners and also great for reinforcing existing basic reo Māori knowledge, this app-delivered short award is perfect for individuals, businesses, corporate organisations and other circumstances where attending classes is not always practical or possible.
For more info visit www.maori.ac.nz and www.tepumanawa.com
Te Pūmanawa is a mobile educational app for learning the Māori language and culture. There are two different courses Te Reo Taketake: A Māori Language Course for Beginners and Te Ao Māori: The Māori World. The app contains interactive video clips, voice recording, graphic images which are touch-screen activated as well as over 150 interactive lessons, quizzes and educational games.
=> Clear high quality audio recordings of native Māori speakers so you can speak with confidence.
=> Learn to speak*, listen, and read in the Māori language through our engaging, active, learning management system to cut your learning time in half.
=> Fine-tune your pronunciation by recording your voice to match the tutor’s voice, no more feeling embarrassed.
=> Maintain momentum when you’re on the go with progress of your course modules that syncs across devices and computers which allows flexibility to learn anywhere anytime on the go.
=> Enjoy our interactive course in an experience streamlined for your Android device.
=> Accessible with just one tap on your phone. Anytime! Anywhere!
**NOTE: This is a TRIAL version. If you like this app, go to www.maori.ac.nz or www.tepumanawa.com to order your licence version and access the FULL course.**
Download Te Pūmanawa app to learn the Māori language today!
As well as the words one would expect in a traditional dictionary, it also has encyclopaedic entries designed to provide key information about plants, animals, stars, planets, heavenly bodies, important Māori people, key ancestors of traditional narratives, tribal groups, ancestral canoes, song types, musical instruments, Māori names for institutions, country names, place names and other proper names. There are also detailed explanations of key concepts central to Māori culture. Comprehensive explanations for grammatical items are included, with examples of usage, as are idioms and colloquialisms with their meanings and examples.
Please note that this app is designed for use on Android 2.3.3 or higher devices
The app is designed for offline use so it is fully self-contained and doesn't need to be connected to the internet in order to operate. There are currently around 13,000 headwords which will be added to over time.
The Te Reo Maori app is the companion to the popular www.maoridictionary.co.nz website and forms part of the Te Whanake Maori Language learning series.
Ka kuraina koe e au! I’m gonna school you…and you, and you! So are you up to the challenge?
This innovative Māori language app allows you to compete against friends while battling for language supremacy.
How the game works
There are five different games to play in this app, including:
Puna Kupu – The objective of this game is to increase your vocabulary. You will hear the correct pronunciation and see the names of images used throughout the rest of the games.
E Rua, e Rua – Use your knowledge from the vocabulary practice to correctly match the word to its image or vice versa before the time limit runs out.
Ihumanea – This multi-choice game aims to increase your knowledge by introducing various sentence structures.
Tohu Kupu – Use your knowledge from Ihumanea to correctly form the Māori sentence, which is given to you in English to translate.
Kīkiki Pāoro – Answer the NZ general knowledge questions by kicking the rugby ball over the correct goal post.
Other cool things
- You can build your own alter-ego (Toikura) from a range of options.
- There is a scoreboard that displays the name, alter-ego (Toikura) and school of those who reign supreme.
- There is also single player and multi-player options to test your knowledge against others.
- Include translation tools from application .
- Easy to use , Just fill word or sentence to translate.
- Apps can pronounce sound in native speaker.
- Explain Wording in Noun , Grammar and How to use sentence.
- Should the Internet via Wifi or 3G before using.
- The Speed depending on the speed of your Internet use.
- Suitable in Traveling , Education , Learning grammar.
Languagenut also has an exceptional Teachers’ Tracking Tool which allows teachers to set up class and teacher logins, set and track homework, views scores and certificates and watch real time student progress.
Languagenut is a professional language tool created by passionate language teachers with a vision to bring simple and effective language resources to as many schools as possible. Currently supporting over 5,000,000 students in 32 countries, Languagenut ensures its resources support local curriculums around the world. Join thousands of teachers from around the world and teach with Languagenut.
- Over 1,000 superb language resources available in 12 languages
- Units and topics which support language learning from around the world
- Fun games, songs and stories to help your students learn
- The ability to set and track students' homework with the Teachers’ Tracking Tool
- Printable resources and awards with the Teachers’ Tracking Tool
- Easy class and teacher set up
produces calculations in Te Reo Māori
* calculates numbers up to 999 billion
*addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and decimal point numbers
Good for schools, educational learning centres, and personal reconnection with Te Reo Māori.
must download adobe air first and change your settings on your phone in applications to allow installations of non-Market applications
Watch the sneak peek here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxHXYbUZJF4
* Search the offline database in either English or Maori
* Share words to email or your social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter etc..)
* Get related words by clicking on a previously returned search result, this fires off another search with the clicked word becoming the search term
Re-investing Sale Proceeds
All proceeds from the sale of apps will be re-invested back into the Cook Islands Maori Database Project (http://www.maori.org.ck) to continue ongoing development.
The initial project was created by Ano Tisam a local developer based in Rarotonga in 2009 as a proof of concept. By early 2010 and based on positive feedback from friends and family an early version of the website was made freely available online.
Based on the success of this early version a partnership was struck up with the Cook Islands Internet Action Group (http://www.ciiag.org) with support from the University of the South Pacific. In 2013 the project applied for and was awarded an international innovation grant by ISIF.Asia, one of 13 successful applicants from a field of more than 300. The funding was used to re-vamp the technical infrastructure of the project to be able to support mobile versions of the website as well as create educational resources around the mobile apps and websites to support learning. For more information about the project visit http://www.maori.org.ck/blog/.
International Research: DECI-2 project
The project has also been chosen for DECI-2, an international research (http://isif.asia/CBF_UFE_ResComMentoring) which aims to find better ways to design and implement both evaluation and communications strategies for Internet Development projects and is currently in the process of completing work on that project
Race against the clock, score points and save your precious water. Then build your own vocab sets to test your whānau and friends.
Who will reign supreme and be a vocab star?
Kia Rite! (Be Ready!).
Then take a waka (canoe) ride over to the motu (island) to test the mind, the memory, the hand and the eyes in a variety of wero (challenges).
View your progress throughout all of the modules in Kauneke (Progress) and get ideas about how you can use the vocabulary in everyday situations and sample phrases within the Teaching Guide.
Kia Rite! (Be Ready!)
Build your vocabulary in a range of categories within this module. You can also record your own voice and practise forming letters and spelling words.
To do in this module:
- Swipe through the cards seeing and hearing a variety of words and pictures.
- Record your own voice, temporarily, and compare with the default audio.
- Share the audio recording via email.
- Change the audio or word to the existing cards via the Tautuhinga (Settings) function.
- Practise writing the word in the guided or un-guided mode.
- Select from a range of icons and colours to write with (taiaha, patu, butterfly, truck).
- Play back the un-guided writing.
Wero Hinengaro (Challenge the Mind)
This module will test your knowledge and recall of the vocabulary learned in Kia Rite! This module is timed and you earn points for selecting the correct word or picture, but be careful as points are also lost for incorrect answers. More icons are added as progress through the rounds.
To do in this module:
Play different modes:
Picture mode – a word will show at the top of the screen and you have to select the appropriate picture from the options presented.
Text mode – a picture will show at the top of the screen and you have to select the appropriate word from the options presented.
- Turn the audio on to help you sound out the word.
- Turn the audio off to make it harder.
Wero Mahara (Challenge the Memory)
Race against the clock, a challenger or the computer to match cards and also earn points along the way. Be aware that layers will come from below as you progress through the levels and points are lost for incorrect matches, so watch carefully.
To do in this module:
Play in three different ways:
- 2 player (on the one device/computer)
- against the computer
There are also different modes to match the cards including:
- picture – picture
- picture – word
- word – word
Select the level of difficulty – easy, medium, hard.
Wero Tuhi (Challenge the Written)
Test your listening and spelling skills in this challenge. There are hints to help with those tricky words as more letters are added, than what is required to spell the word, as you progress through the levels.
To do in this module:
Play in a range of modes including:
- Seeing an image of the word only
- Seeing an image of the word and hearing the word
- Hearing an audio of the word only
- No clues at all
There are hints that the player can use if they get stuck
Wero Whatu (Challenge the Eyes)
Challenge your observation skills by locating items hidden within 10 different scenes on the island. The words within each of the categories have been split between the scenes and you have to find the hidden items before the time runs out. Move the picture around, zoom in and zoom out to find the items and if it gets too hard, there are hints to help.
To do in this module:
Play in three modes including:
- Seeing an image of the hidden item
- Seeing the word of the hidden item
- Hearing the audio of the hidden item
There are hints to use if it gets too hard which sparkle in the area where the item is hidden.
Find all of the hidden items within each scene (go to the Kauneke (Progress) page to find out how you are progressing).
✔ High resolution photos
✔ New Zealand bird song, calls and sounds
✔ Fully spoken Māori and English language names
✔ Available offline - no need for a connection
✔ Provides beautifully presented information about precious New Zealand wildlife
Birdlife of New Zealand is an educational and fun way to find out what you need to know about our natives. If you're from abroad, planning on coming here or just another curious kiwi, you'll find something to like about our friendly locals.
Here in New Zealand, we are an island nation with a long history of isolation - 65 million years passed with no connection to any other land mass.
The strange and wonderful bird life that evolved in New Zealand are unique, rare and varied. Discover for yourself our precious endemic and native friends that we share our beautiful country with.
BIRDLIFE OF NEW ZEALAND is a personal endeavour created out of a love for our native birds. There are species of birds in New Zealand that are threatened, endangered and in some cases, critically endangered. Please, take some time to learn about our natives - they are precious, and few.
THIS APP IS ACTIVELY SUPPORTED - If you have any questions, problems or suggestions -
Either email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a review and I'll get back to you as soon as possible!
Department of Conservation
All images and information for the animals included are sourced under Creative Commons licenses.
The Te Whanake app currently contains Te Whanake 1 Te Kākano, the first textbook in the series of four – other levels may be added over time. Each level will pull material from the textbook, study guide, animations, podcasts, exercise sheets and the TV programmes of the Te Whanake series. For example, one grammar point will have some wording largely taken from the textbook, and be supported by a number of resources from within the series to help with learning of that grammar point. Illustrations from the textbooks are also used. The app essentially contains all the content from the printed textbook, plus all the additional resources for each grammar point.
You can preview part of Te Kākano or purchase the full programme through the in-app purchase.
The Te Whanake series is a set of learning resources to develop Māori language ability from beginner through to advanced levels. It is a popular set of resources that have been used by teachers and learners in many secondary and tertiary Māori language classes for over 25 years. During that time a wide range of resources catering for all aspects of Māori language learning have been added, thus providing a rich programme for learners.
Beyond this app, the Te Whanake series contains a comprehensive set of hard copy print Māori language learning resources, including: four textbooks with three complementary study guides; recorded audio and video listening and speaking exercises to accompany each chapter of the four textbooks; three teachers’ manuals; and a Māori dictionary and index to the content of the series for learners and teachers. The series is designed to take learners from the beginner through to the advanced levels. You can find out more about the Te Whanake series on the website www.tewhanake.maori.nz.
- It has the largest vocabulary
- Detail description for each word and a lot of samples
- Simple UI & high performance make you feel easy when using
* Full support pronunciation for both English and Maori will help you so much in study these languages.
(This application can run in offline mode but need the internet connection for the pronunciation and web browser functions.)
Please setup the Maori keyboard before using this app
This free dict works well in all android devices including mobile and tablet, it is very useful for all kinds of people although in offline environment.
- For student, pupil or researcher, this app is the largest thesaurus help them make the deeply investigation in each words and phrases including idiom, slang, noun, verb, adjective, adverb...
The largest vocabulary and lexicon will help people find all special words in all branch; medicine, medicinal, math, chemical, horoscope, biology, aetiology, physics, physiology…
- For the English learners, this is the perfect tool to improve your lexicon, idiolect and grammar skill by so many detailed examples and conjugation supported.
This dictionary has all the advantages of other dicts so It will help you improve skills in speaking, writing, reading, listening, conversation and well prepare for the tests such as TOEFL, IELTS...
- For the translator or interpreter, this tool will give you quickly the good translation and also the pronunciation of both languages by only one tap.
- This is also the indispensable tool for travelers, with this dict in your mobile you can finish the journey in anywhere in New Zealand without any communication problem with Maori people.
Good luck and merry using my product :)
Ka Kaiwhakamahi ka makona ki tenei Maori - papakupu English no te :
- He te kupu nui
- Whakaahuatanga Detail mō ia kupu , me te rota o te tauira
- Atanga kaiwhakamahi Simple , me te mahi nui kia ongo'i koe faingofua i te whakamahi i
* Pronunciation tautoko katoa mō te reo Pākehā me te Maori e te tauturu ia koe kia nui i roto i te ako i ēnei reo .
( Ka taea e rere tēnei taupānga i roto i te aratau tuimotu , engari me te hononga ipurangi mo nga mahi whakahua me te pūtirotiro tukutuku . )
Te pai te tatūnga te papapātuhi Maori i mua i te whakamahi i tēnei taupānga
Mahi pai tēnei papakupu free i roto i ngā pūrere phi katoa tae atu pūkoro me te papa , he mea tino whai hua mo nga mea katoa o te tangata ahakoa i roto i te taiao tuimotu .
- No te ākonga , ākonga kairangahau ranei , i tēnei taupānga ko te puna kupu taurite nui tauturu ia ratou ia i te tūhuratanga hohonu i roto i ia kupu , me ngā kīanga , tae atu kīwaha , piua atu , noun , TTR , āhua , tūkē ...
Ko te kupu nui rawa , me te papakupu , ka tauturu i te iwi kitea kupu motuhake katoa i roto i te amaa katoa ;
- No te ākonga Ingarihi , ko te taputapu tino ki te whakapai ake i to koutou papakupu , idiolect me te pūkenga wetereo i na maha tauira taipitopito , me te conjugation tautokona tenei .
Te painga katoa o te tahi atu dicts tenei papakupu kia E tauturu te reira ia outou ia haamaitai i roto i te pūkenga korero , tuhituhi , te tai'oraa , te whakarongo , aparauraa , me te pai ia faaineine no te whakamātautau pērā i TOEFL , IELTS ...
- No te te translator kaiwhakamaori ranei , ka hoatu i tenei taputapu hohoro te translation pai , me te hoki te reo o ngā reo e rua i te kotahi anake tap koutou .
- Ko te hoki tenei te taputapu mahuinga ia mo haere , me tenei vakaí, i roto i to koutou pūkoro taea whakaotia ai e koe te haere i roto i te hea i roto i Aotearoa , kahore tetahi raruraru kōrero ki te iwi Maori .
Ngā manaakitanga pai me te koa te whakamahi i toku hua :)
Book 1 covers basic language topics from a practical usage perspective, with a focus on making the user comfortable with using the Māori language.
This application saves user audio recordings to the SD Card.
nga tapuae maori language
Soulovus is a unique band, who obtain a rich reggae soul-ful sound that captured a record deal with Koru Records.
100% New Zealand Music
Explore 17 hectares of naturally inspiring and award-winning habitats, home to New Zealand's largest collection of native and exotic species - just minutes from central Auckland.
Plan your day around our animal encounters, where zookeepers share their extensive knowledge about our amazing animals all this info can be found on our app.
Use our app map to find your way to the ZOO or while you are at the ZOO looking for your next animal encounter
Use our app to get your ZOO photos of your animal encounter
contact the ZOO for bookings of events, guided walks, safari nights
Post about your animal encounter to our social media networks straight and review the ZOO straight from the app
Come for Dinner!
Vik & Grant have taken your favourite cafe to the next level.....Victoria's is now open 3 nights a week (Thursday - Saturday inclusive) and is open until 5pm Monday to Wednesday and Sunday 8.30 - 4pm. Their Executive Chef, Jason Lewis (previously heading up Bistro Lago for Simon Gault at the Hilton, Taupo) has created a menu that flows seamlessly from day to night - the old favourites are there for breakfast and brunch, joined by burgers and salads, including small sharing plates and fabulous cuts of meat, pastas and pies. Our ever popular cabinet food with beautiful sweet treats is available all day as is our consistently excellent coffee; as if we could forget about that!
Our focus is on good, honest, homegrown & seasonal food providing exceptional value & taste. Our suppliers are local - we shop local, we stay local. The food is matched with an extensive, customised drinks list including both signature alcoholic & non-alcoholic cocktails plus a great range of both New Zealand & international wine, beer & cider. Sign up to our VIP member scheme & be kept up to date on what's new and our changing specials!
Life is Good!
Explore Rotorua, a nature lover’s playground set amidst a geothermal and volcanic wonderland where modern life is infused with ancient Maori traditions.
Sail our 18 pristine lakes from atop a luxury yacht, or get closer to nature and kayak or paddle board across them, stopping to bathe in lakeside geothermal hot pools. If you’re more adventurous send yourself down the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall.
Challenge yourself as you tackle the 145km (and growing) labyrinth of Mountain Biking trails in the Whakarewarewa Forest – voted by Red Bull as being in the top eight in the world – situated among thousands of hectares of native forest.
The cultural influence of the Te Arawa people have been pivotal in shaping Rotorua into the world-class destination it is, first hosting visitors to the Pink and White Terraces in the 1800s – a legacy they continue today with kapa haka and cultural performances.
Relax in the many thermal springs spas, bathe in mineral enriched mud, and experience Maori massage in a geothermal wonderland dotted with crater lakes, erupting geysers and boiling mud that has been attracting visitors to Rotorua since the 1800s.
Thrill yourself at world-class adventure parks (many featuring world-first products created in Rotorua), and take part in the yearly festivals that celebrate what makes Rotorua unique.
Rotorua has 14,000 beds on offer, catering for all budgets, offering everything from luxury lodges, first-class hotels, ultra-chic boutique hotels, to familiar names in lodging and budget friendly flash and backpackers.
Tourism in New Zealand started in Rotorua with the famed pink and white terraces - considered one of the eight wonders of the world.
Tourists came from around the world to see the wonder once found on the shores of Lake Tarawera.
Unfortunately they were reclaimed by Mount Tarawera when it erupted late in the 19th century.
The grief was terrible for the Tuhourangi and Ngati Rangitihi people who guided tourists on the lake – they lost family members, their livelihood and the bones of their ancestors in one terrible night.
Many of the survivors were offered land at Whakarewarewa and Ngapuna – the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley became the new home for many and the tradition of guiding continues in the thermal area today.
Since then Rotorua has been, and continues to be New Zealand’s premiere tourism destination.
The total size of the Rotorua district is 261,906 hectares. This consists of 41% forest, 43% agriculture and 8% lakes. Rotorua’s central business district (CBD) is located on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua.
The city is nestled in a huge, ancient caldera 20km across at its widest point and 16km at the narrowest, with Lake Rotorua nearly 300 metres above sea level.
The region includes:
800 hectares of parks, gardens and reserves free for public use
3 major rivers
7 geothermal fields with hot pools and spectacular steam eruptions,
More than 100,000 hectares of native and exotic forests - with the largest commercial plantation forest in the Southern Hemisphere
More than 100,000 hectares of farmland
Stunning volcanic landscapes with Mt Tarawera, Rainbow Mountain, Mt Ngongotaha and Mokoia Island as local icons
Hundreds of kilometres of walking, cycling and mountain biking tracks.
The forests, coupled with extensive trees and gardens in the city, suburbs and parks, support a rich and varied bird life, both native and introduced. Some of New Zealand’s rarer birds, such as the formerly endangered kokako and the spectacular native falcon, karearea, thrive in the district.
In 1990 a committee headed by Rangiiria Headley was formed to establish our own local station in Turangi. For this to become a reality theTuwharetoa Māori Trustboard was given the huge task of being kaitiaki (License holder) for the frequencies which they still oversee.
Once the license and a NZ-On-Air setup grant was in place, Tuwharetoa FM's first official broadcast was in Feb 1991 at the old Waiariki Polytech outpost on Dekker Drive. In Jan 1993 we moved to the eastern part of the Turangi Town Mall and finally relocated to our current premises mid-town in October 1998.
Another milestone took place when the Tuwharetoa District Te Kohanga Reo Unit became the broadcaster for the station until the inception of the current Tuwharetoa FM Charitable Trust - which consists of five Iwi representatives from the region.
We have a great set up for Homekill at our premises with inspection welcome at 790 Rakanui Road, Taupo, Aotearoa NZ.
Quality Homekill Taupo Ltd provides a slaughtering and processing service for your meat.
We specialise in beef, sheep and pigs. Our team provides an on-site killing service on your farm or lifestyle block that is professional and efficient.
Your meat is then brought back to our premises for processing and hung for 7-10 days on the bone. This further resulting in the likelihood of the most tender meat in town and our customers total satisfaction.
Once your beast is processed we will contact you to arrange payment and pick up/delivery.
We run the only commercial operation at Waiorua Bay which includes the only overnight accommodation on Kapiti Island, Kapiti Nature Lodge; bird and history tours, and other activities like traditional harakeke-flax weaving weekends, seal watching, and seafood gathering. Our work here is uniquely connected to the taonga (treasures) of Kapiti Island.
We work closely with the Department on Conservation to nurture and protect New Zealand’s most precious native birds, including Little Spotted Kiwi, Takahe, Kākā, Weka, Tīeke (Saddleback), Kereru, Kokako, Hihi, Toutouwai (Robin). At the same time, we offer a remarkable, unforgettable experience.
Most of the day to day operations are run by Amo’s daughter, Minnie Clark, and she’s the person you’re most likely to first speak to. Many visitors keep in touch with the Kapiti Island whanau well after their visit. After all, they’ve made precious connections.
John and Amo’s iwi (tribe) and whanau (family) have been living on Kapiti Island since the 1820s. We have gathered generations of knowledge and experiences on the island’s history and grown to be recognised as a world renowned nature reserve. Kapiti Nature Lodge, the only accommodation on Kapiti Island, was inspired by the homestead of John and Amo’s grandmother who opened her farm homestead to visitors.
All the whanau on Kapiti Island consider living and working on one of New Zealand’s most precious taongas (treasures), a top visitor attraction in New Zealand, as a wonderful way to live in this world. One of the ways we share our natural sense of hospitality is through the expression of maanakitanga. Nature belongs to everyone, and sharing our knowledge with you is all part of our natural expression of hospitality.
The use of solar power, recycling, gathering or sourcing local food, and a deep respect for the land and wildlife, makes Kapiti Island Nature Tours unique.
Together with Amo, John and other whanau, we have other expert and passionate guides to help provide you with good birding, walking, and accommodation options: Day tours, one-hour guided walks, seafood gathering and traditional flax weaving activities, overnight stays in the Kapiti Nature Lodge, night Kiwi-spotting, fantastic wholesome food, and a chance to be truly nature-inspired.
Encounter the living Earth in New Zealand, and experience New Zealand's Maori Culture's connection with nature through guided nature tours, NZ bird watching tours, forest walks and geo-thermal activity.
Experience Maori Activities and Adventure in NZ with Indigenous New Zealand, including waka tours, white-water rafting, horse ride, cruises, health spa and more.
Use this Maori Tousim APP to find your way around in NZ and learn about the Maori Culture during your stay in Aotearoa NZ. Discover Maori operators who offer tours that give more depth and meaning to the landscapes throughout our country that is saturated in culture.
You can see a cold mountain spring, old lava flows, active volcanic craters and thermal steam vents, not to mention the brilliant emerald and blue lakes - and beautiful native forest to finish.
See the special alpine flora and fauna of the Tongariro National Park, and magnificent views to mountains and lakes of the central North Island.
Use this APP to discover the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, chat to us on Social Media, boo a guided walk, book a transfer to/from the strat/end of the walk, secure a safe park, review your time on our mountains!
An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. Enter the world of Mitai. Be enthralled by the natural bush setting, see warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream, and don’t miss your only opportunity in the Rotorua area to see glow worms in their natural habitat.
Marvel at the crystal clear water full of eels and trout, flowing directly from the earth at the sacred Fairy Spring. See your traditionally cooked hangi meal being lifted from the ground. During our cultural performance, you’ll learn about our past, carvings and ta moko (tattoo art).
Be captivated by the displays of weaponry and combat, coupled with the grace and beauty of the poi dance. You’ll be amazed by the spine tingling haka finale. The Mitai family is proud to have created a sacred and spiritual place that offers you an indigenous cultural experience like no other.
Located at the southern end of Lake Taupo in the Alpine Village of Turangi you get to experience a unique part of Aotearoa just by visiting us. With modern facilities, friendly atmosphere, hot solar powered showers, retail shopping & Ozone espresso coffee for sale, you are well catered for!
WHITE WATER WORLD - Our Taupo Booking Office & Home to the World's First 4D Rafting Cinema Adventure!
Located at 47 Ruapehu St Taupo - White Water World is Home to Rafting New Zealand's 4D Cinema Rafting Adventure - a World First! Running every Half an Hour the Cinema Experience enables any one and everyone the opportunity to experience the thrill of Rafting. Visit White Water World for Rafting & Adventure Combo Bookings and advice, Rafting shuttles departing daily, superb OZONE Espresso, Unique NZ Adventure apparel & with the awesome 4D adventure Cinema.
ENVIRONMENT - Tongariro National Park/ Lake Taupo/Tongariro River
We are lucky enough to have our ‘’office’’ as some of New Zealands most beautiful and pristine wilderness". Based at the southern end of Lake Taupo, (New Zealands biggest lake), and nestled amongst the mountains/volcanoes of the Tongariro National Park, "World heritage Area", here at Rafting New Zealand we often awake saying, "another day in paradise". With Mt Tongariro (Tongariro Crossing), Mt Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom from the Lord of the Rings triology), Mt Ruapehu (Whakapapa/Turoa ski fields’s). We live and work in a natural playground of un-surpassed beauty.
NZ Wild Life is a 4-Part Series.
NZ is an island nation with a history of long isolation. There were no land mammals apart from bats. The birds of New Zealand have evolved to include a large number of unique species. Isolated from any other land mass for 65 million years, New Zealand became a land of birds.
When Captain James Cook arrived in the 1770s he noted that the bird song was deafening. Māori and European settlement has been the cause of a huge decline in the numbers of birds and the extinction of about one third of the original bird species.
Until the arrival of the first humans, NZ had an extraordinarily diverse range of specialised birds. In New Zealand, the ecological niches normally occupied by mammals as different as rodents, kangaroos and moles, were filled by reptiles, insects, or birds. The only terrestrial mammals were three species of bat.
Use the interactive map to navigate to our meeting points to FIND US
Chat with us on FB, Watch our videos, listen to the sound of the forest, book a tour and meet us in person.
Try a fusion of Maori Culture and Education all pulled together with story-telling, experiential learning and environmental sensitivity. Using the senses of sight, sound, touch, taste and smell.
Visit the Ketetahi Springs with local people as part of your Tongariro Crossing walk
Walk to the summit of Tauhara Mountain and view the lands of the Tuwharetoa people
Stroll around Lake Rotopounamu with our guides
Learn about our local protocols and hear stories of the gods, landscapes, and the people of the land.
You could do all of our Maori Adventures during your stay in CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND AOTEAROA NZ
From the beachfront rooms of the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Hokianga you are just a one minute stroll to the shore, providing a picturesque and relaxed atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The elevated rooms with balcony offer magnificient views over the harbour and towering sand dunes.
'Step into our World' and let our local guides take you on a memorable journey through nature's stages of evolution, whilst providing a mythological and interactive interpretation of life in the forest.
Meet our ancestors; the mighty Te Matua Ngahere ('The Father of the Forest') estimated to be between 2,500 and 3,000 years old, his mighty girth is over 5 metres (15ft) in diameter. 'The Four Sisters' are a graceful collection of kauri trees that have grown close together in sibling harmony and finally, Tane Mahuta ('The Lord of the Forest') who stands an impressive 51 metres (150ft) tall.
At Footprints Waipoua for an intimate encounter to learn how these trees are inter-twined with the lives of local Maori and the important role they play in the eco-system that is the Waipoua Forest.