• Our Story,
    Our History

Our unique Kupe connection

Hokianga is uniquely associated with Kupe as the place he secured for his descendants before leaving on his return voyage to our ancient place of origin in the eastern Pacific.

Within a generation those descendants, our ancestors, returned to these shores. These events and histories are the foundation of our identity.

Manea: Footprints of Kupe was developed from a vision had by local Kaumātua (senior tribal Elders) for preserving their heritage and sharing it with the world.


Now that Puanga and Matariki are well and truly in the night sky, our seasons are beginning to change - so too are a series of up and comming workshops. 1st we have a grand exhibition opening this Wednesday - featuring the stunning 9 muka kakahu woven by our local artist Tira - in addition she will run further workshops on caring for our harakeke and whariki weaving. Please come down - bring out our koroua and kuia to share this wonderful day with - please reserve a plate by contacting us. Looking forward to celebrating with you all
Poi making complete 😎
Embracing cultural exchange, we delight in introducing our vibrant kura to international guests, hoping to ignite their wanderlust and inspire them to explore new horizons. 🌍✨ #CulturalEncounters #WorldlyInspiration #GlobalConnections
If you have any questions or require any assistance then we are here to help. Manea – Footprints of Kupe 41 Hokianga Harbour Drive Opononi, New Zealand 0473 You can also email us at bookings@maneafootprints.co.nz or send us a DM. #maneafootprintsofkupe #culture #history #travel #heritage #newzealand
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The Hokianga, New Zealand's most Māori region, is home to legends and traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. It's a place where history is alive and breathtakingly beautiful. #maneafootprintsofkupe #culture #history #travel #heritage #newzealand
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