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Prehistoric Maori Rock Art - A Window into Early New Zealand Occupation
Brent Narbey
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In the prehistoric age of early human occupation, nomadic Maori hunters created New Zealand’s earliest surviving artworks in caves and shelters as long ago as the fifteenth century or earlier, The Maori Rock Art is admired by archaeologists and historians alike, these windows on the past show a strength and elegance of design but the question of origin and significance are still a mystery.

Brent Narbey
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Tamaki Māori Village Experience – ‘Tiki Tacky Plastic Māori’?
Brent Narbey
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Last week we took our 2 and 4-year-old girls to see the Tamaki Māori Village Experience in Rotorua. The experience from our perspective was a good one. Once home, like a good little tourist, I logged onto Trip Advisor to air my thoughts and contribute to the so called "reviews you can trust" I came across a review that at first glance looked deliberately malicious (a false review) but on further inspection it became apparent that the reviewer had little or no understanding of contemporary Maori or held a totally unrealistic expectation to what he was letting himself in for.

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