Sunday, 24th February 2019
Tuesday, 12th March 2019
Waitangi Marae, 25 Te Kemara Ave, Waitangi
To make it viable, it makes sense to get a minimum of 15 stall holders confirmed 2 days prior to each market day event. Please register your interests by sending a quick email to email@example.com.
The point of difference for the Waitangi Marae Maori Markets is that visitors interact directly with a large group of Maori in a real life situation, raw, unscripted and in their authentic state of being. You may also experience much more such as;
° Browse the Maori Arts and Crafts gifts and souvenir trade stalls.
° Engage the local Maori who are the oldest residents of the Bay of Islands.
° Talk with Maori people about their weaponry, carvings, weaving and musical instruments.
° Treat yourself to Maori massage therapy, healing and cosmetics.
° Get photo's of a leader who has real Maori facial tattoos.
° Listen to the fascinating stories about the Maori culture.
° Taste traditional and contemporary Maori foods.
° Sit with a Maori family to have normal day to day conversation and find out why the Maori laugh a lot and are famous for their humour.
There is no other experience like this on offer within Aotearoa New Zealand's tourism industry so don't miss out on this rare opportunity. Entrance is free. We warmly welcome visitors to the Waitangi Marae Maori Markets.
To lead and inspire achievement, knowledge, opportunity, pride and integrity in Ngati Rahiri o Waitangi.
Leading the reinvigoration of pride and connection to te Waitangi community.
This whakatauki depicts to the thunderous noise created by Chief Kauteawha and his warriors paddling their waka taua in the Bay of Islands harbour.
Kauteawha was a renowned Ngati Rahiri warrior Chief of his time. He along with his brothers were responsible for entrenching the hapu of Ngati Rahiri at Pouerua, firstly through ancestry, establishment of gardens and burial grounds affording protection and defending from invasion, thereby confirming and continuing occupancy, especially after the battles of Te Waimate and Taiamai.
19/36 Te Kemara Avenue, Waitangi, 0200
PO Box 273, Paihia, 0247
(09) 402 5146