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Manea Footprints of Kupe Education

The Manea experience provides links to multiple areas of the Marautanga Māori and New Zealand Curriculum.

Schools and groups will be warmly welcomed to Manea with a pōwhiri (traditional welcoming ceremony). They can then engage with our local guides to learn about the very beginnings of our nation’s history, ask questions, and view the dynamic 4D Theatre presentation, which captures Kupe’s journey to Aotearoa. Following this, you will move to view the surrounding landscape and capture pictures with the wonderful Hokianga harbour backdrop. Groups can then take their time viewing our historical Interactive Gallery, which shares essential elements of our history.

The experience lasts at least 75 minutes, but we would advise making more time to enjoy the local surroundings or link into other activities in the area. Please see the links attached.

Educational materials have been developed by qualified education specialists to support schools before, during, and after the visit.

All schools and groups will need to be accompanied by our local guides; therefore, bookings are essential. We also have a set ratio for supervision, for the safety and management of groups. Our education staff will help to plan for your visit.

Links to:

“Manea Footprints of Kupe – our enduring ancestral footprint: where we stand, from where we move forward together.”

John Klaracich
Founding Chair, Te Hua o Te Kawariki Trust


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 😎
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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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