In the Māori world/Te Ao Māori there is only one set of primal ancestors (Ranginui and Papatūānuku) from whom all things ultimately trace descent, therefore all things are related. Be they people, animals, plants, rocks, water… everything is connected and dependent on each other for their health and well-being.  

Our Mātauranga Māori sessions enable you to focus on a particular area and tailor your education session to that theme. Focus on topics like NZ animals, Place of Belonging, Habitats, Astronomy or Health and Wellbeing

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The session focus you select will enable us to tell a cohesive and interactive story throughout the Zoo as we journey and explore Matauranga Maori themes together.

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The Legend of Māui and Tīeke!

Listen to the story of Māui and Tīeke!