Tamaki Maori Village
Tamaki Maori Village is an authentic encounter which delivers positive learning experiences. Students participate in a traditional Powhiri before they are given the opportunity to explore a pre-European village set within a 200 year old Tawa forest. Found throughout the village are whare kura or learning houses that are dedicated to old Maori pastimes. Cultural guides in traditional clothing offer informative talks at each learning house. Weaving, carving, tattooing, arts of warrior training, haka, poi and traditional cooking methods are only some of the interactive learning activities in which students will participate.
Whiting the villages ancestral meeting house, students will view a powerful Maori Culture performance. Songs, haka, storytelling, displays an talks of traditional Maori weaponry are included. A short film sharing the past 200 years of Maori history is viewed, before students dine on their traditional cooked hangi buffet feast!
Students will be able to complete the assessment task on the sustainable use of the Rotorua environment by tourism.
A worksheet which allows the student to collect information and then complete the assessment task to gain four credits during the visit.
A detailed assessment schedule is also provided for teachers.
Investigate what are the most important attractions and activities for tourists in Rotorua.
Students will be able to collect information on how the cultural process of tourism development has shaped the Rotorua environment while on a visit to Rotorua. Teachers need to provide their own worksheets and activities for some providers. We supply you with a satellite image of the Rotorua Central Business District, a map of the Rotorua urban are to show tourist attractions & a map of the Rotorua CBD
REN Members who can provide talks to students on request are:
Rotorua Museum, Skyline Rotorua, OGO Rotorua, Kaitiaki Adventures, Te Puia, Agrodome, ZORB, Wai-O-Tapu & Kawarau Jet.
Demonstrate knowledge of work roles in Tourism. Talk and worksheet supplied by providers on request.
Demonstrate knowledge of the business of tourism. Talk and worksheet supplied by providers on request.