Māori | mau·ree
When visiting New Zealand, or ‘Aotearoa’ in Māori, it’s essential to be aware of and appreciate and respect the Māori culture. The Māori culture is an enormous part of New Zealand’s identity, and it is a priority amongst the government, tourism boards, and the people of New Zealand to respect, preserve, and continually promote it. You’ll likely see Māori culture as soon as you land here, with the words ‘Kia Ora’ welcoming you to the country. But there are other elements to be aware of and appreciate while staying here. Māori language is an everyday language here, and certainly provides a lot of structure regarding how the country cares for its people and the land. This blog will explain more about the importance of Māori culture in New Zealand.