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Hongi is a traditional Maori greeting, which literally means “to share breath”. Hongi is done by pressing one’s nose to the other person when they meet each other. It is believed that when the two noses meet, people exchange their breath and the visitor becomes one of the local people (tangata whenua).

A 3 hour journey into the heart of Maori Culture. The most award-winning Maori culture attraction in New Zealand. Journey with us to the outskirts of Rotorua, to a Maori village nestled in an ancient forest.

Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand. This cathedral was severely damaged in the big 2010 earthquakes and has since been pulled down :-(

christchurch cathedral

Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand. This cathedral was severely damaged in the big 2010 earthquakes and has since been pulled down :-(