New Zealand Culture: Maori Tattoos

An important piece of Maori culture is the traditional Maori tattoo, or ta moko. This sacred art form was brought to New Zealand from the Polynesian islands and is a rite of passage for New Zealand’s indigenous Maori population. Ta moko are most commonly given on the face—the head is the most sacred part of Read More…

Maori Indigenous Heritage & Culture

G’day!  Did you know that the Maori make up 14% of New Zealand’s population and that their history, language, and traditions are key to Kiwi identity?  The Maori are the tangata whenua, the indigenous people of New Zealand.  According to Maori legend, they came to New Zealand more than 1000 years ago, from their Polynesian Read More…