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9 January 2015

NewsLine is a short weekly summary of stories that may be of interest to those involved in the Māori Tourism community.


Top CEOs share productivity tips

This time of year, we all resolve to find ways to be more efficient: to lead teams better, be smarter about how we manage our time, and find wiser ways to work. But what time-tested ideas actually stick for really busy people? Read their ideas on time management, work-life balance and leadership.


Taste it: Serving up kai cooked in thermal wonderland

Ngatoro-i-rangi, so Māori legend goes, was an ancestor of the Ngāti Tūwharetoa people who journeyed to this land from Hawaiki.

Setting foot on our shores, the powerful high priest was immediately chilled by the extreme cold of a place called Onetapu and cried for the help of his sisters, Te Hoata and Te Pupu. They sped to his aid in the form of fire, creating the geysers, hot pools and volcanoes of the central North Island.

At the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, tourists huddle together, iPads outstretched, as the siblings' legacy surfaces at its most furious.

The Pohutu geyser is firing high, casting its steam and boiling water in a mass of white and grey against the brilliant blue of a cloudless Rotorua morning. Watch the video and read more here.


Sir Āpirana Ngata Memorial Scholarships aim to promote higher education among Māori. 

Scholarships are available to students studying in any field at any tertiary institution e.g. polytechnic, wananga or university. Scholarships are generally between $1,000 and $3,000.

This scholarship is open to all Māori but preference is given to descendants of Māori World War I veterans. Māori World War I veterans are Māori who served overseas during World War I as part of the armed forces of the Crown.

Students may study any field. Selection considers the following:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated strong interest in Māori culture and language
  • Evidence of involvement in cultural and/or community activities.

Applications will be accepted for scholarships from 1 January until 30 April each year.  More details and the application form can be found here.



Your events on our website

If your business has an event coming up that you'd like to promote on the NZ Māori Tourism website, please email us (or reply to this email) with the details and we will happily put it on the events calender on our website.

We are also in the process of updating our database with contact and social media details - if these have changed recently, can you please email us at with your updated details.