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Ātea a Rangi

KA PAI DAYS IN HAWKE’S BAY, NZ

    Napier Māori tours   What a super exciting week it has been folks! Napier Conference Centre hosted the NZ Māori Tourism inaugural “Dragon’s Den” hui, which culminated in four winners. Hawkes Bay mana whenua (local Māori tribe) company Napier Māori Tours won the “China NZ Year of Tourism 2019” award, as the judges felt Hinewai and Cameron embraced the synergy between

Matariki Magic

  Winter Solstice Magic Experience Winter Solstice magic as part of this year’s Hawke's Bay FAWC event: “Te kai o Neherā”, “the food of ancient times”, on Thursday 21 June, at 7-9pm. Tickets only $50 available online here from Eventfinda .Carpooling is highly recommended. Enjoy this special Hawke's Bay collaboration with Ātea guardians of our Ātea a Rangi (star 🌟 compass) taonga (treasure), situated at

Kia ora! Greetings from Aotearoa, NZ boutique travel & gift store!

Kia ora koutou! Hello everyone! Welcome to Koru Enterprises, we are an online boutique Aotearoa (New Zealand) travel and gift company, based in the beautiful Hawkes Bay region, home to proud Māori iwi (tribe) Ngāti Kahungunu. Koru Enterprises designs special tailored New Zealand travel packages, including Māori tours, ecological experiences, and foraging expeditions. I created

Pōneke, Pani Popo’s and the NZ Food Story

“I love this city, the hills, the harbour, the wind that blasts through it. I love the life and pulse and activity, and the warm decrepitude…..there’s always an edge here that one must walk which is sharp and precarious, requiring vigilance.” – Patricia Grace, prolific New Zealand writer Touching down in the emerald city, as

Self drive road trip to the stunning island New Zealand

Seeing New Zealand by car

Experience the stunning sights of this island nation with a self-drive road trip. by: Isabel Leong AUCKLAND — The raw, untamed forces of nature. Droplets of dew that have frozen overnight, hanging under leaves and glistening in the morning sun. The crack of ice as I step on a frozen puddle. Hiking on a majestic

Mother’s Day, Waimarama Beach, and Hotties

Flying home from Brisbane, in May for Mother's Day weekend, I was planning to surprise my eldest son Joseph, as 20 years ago he was my ultimate MD gift! However, mum was not so cool, and I leave him to party with his friends at the iconic Ponsonby restaurant SPQR and catch my regular cheap early

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Koru Enterprises on Aroha, Kai and Whānau

On my recent trip home to Aotearoa,  my sister Arani and I met our late mum’s birth whanau, at a family reunion in Dannevirke, in the beautiful Hawkes Bay. It was amazing to meet so many lovely new relations, that had us laughing and crying throughout the weekend! After reconnecting with a hundred new souls

Sacred Mirrors Art Exhibition

Sacred Mirrors Art Exhibition   Come join me for a glass of wine on opening night 5:30pm Tues 13 June! Exhibition 13 - 27 June 2017 | Parnell Gallery, Auckland Sacred Mirrors is a way for people to approach these paintings. Minson hopes that “we see qualities in our own nature reflecting back to us.”

Franz Josef Kayak Tour

Franz Josef Kayak and Rainforest Tour

My kayak glacier and walk experience by Lieselot Brauwer - @worldisacircus, blogger. Kayaking in New Zealand is a unique experience. You’re on a beautiful lake, surrounded by mountains and enjoying nature. I wanted to experience this, so I decided to go kayaking at the New Zealand West Coast. The West Coast is known for its