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NZMACI showcases Māori culture on global stage

A bespoke, three-piece kūwaha carving, expertly crafted from the trunk of a 2500-year-old tōtara, has today been gifted to Gardens…

NZMACI Master Carver James Rickard retires

NZMACI Master Carver James Rickard hangs up his tools after 55 years With his signature durag, ready smile, and unmatched…

Funding boost helps launch new employment programme

Rotorua Chamber of Commerce has received funding to go towards establishing and running Bridges to Work – a programme to…

Rotorua Mountain Bike First Response Unit receives funding boost to purchase new vehicle

A $30,500 grant has helped Rotorua Mountain Bike Club purchase a 4WD van for its life-saving First Response Unit. The…

Kupu Māori Writers Festival to launch in Rotorua this year

The Kupu Māori Writers’ Festival is set to launch in June this year with help from a $20,000 grant from…

Child abuse figures reveal tragic start to 2022

New Zealand’s national child abuse charitable trust, Child Matters, says the number of child abuse cases so far this year…