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Policy Positions — Industry Issues

Te Ao Māori

18 December 2023

TIA embraces the integration of Te Ao Māori (Māori worldview) in tourism, celebrating the unique aspect of destination Aotearoa New Zealand and ensuring Māori are integral to, and benefit from, a vibrant tourism industry.  

Action 4 in Tourism 2050 is ‘Embrace Te Whakerae Māori’.  

Te Whakerae Māori aims to integrate kaupapa Māori (Māori approach) and Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) into the tourism industry.  It sets out the challenge to the industry to learn about and embrace Māori culture, including te reo and tikanga to elevate the role of Māori voices within the tourism industry. TIA will be working to promote uptake of Te Whakerae Māori across the industry.         

TIA has its own tikanga commitment and actively works to lift its cultural competency and how it lives the values of kaitiakitanga, manaakitanga and whanaungatanga in all its activities. 

Thanks to our strategic partners

Thanks to our strategic partners

Thanks to our strategic partners