Govt announces funding boost to Te Haerenga tours

Author
Jacqui Stanford,
Publish Date
Sat, 26 Sep 2015, 7:49AM
Rangitoto Island (Getty Images)
Rangitoto Island (Getty Images)

Govt announces funding boost to Te Haerenga tours

Author
Jacqui Stanford,
Publish Date
Sat, 26 Sep 2015, 7:49AM

The government has announced a funding boost of $124,000 to Te Haerenga, a guided journey service on Rangitoto and neighbouring Motutapu island.

MP for Auckland Central Nikki Kaye said Te Haerenga offers visitors to both islands a unique experience enabling Māori traditions to be experienced in a modern context.

Kaye said Ngāi Tai Iwi are developing a unique cultural experience for visitors, who will take part in a range of traditional activities like harvesting and weaving.

It will give Iwi the opportunity to share with visitors the traditional and contemporary stories linked with the islands.

Iwi are also working to train young Māori, and staff, involved with the venture, giving them skills they can take out into the wider workplace.

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