Story: Te tāpoi Māori – Māori tourism

Whale Watch Kaikōura

Whale Watch Kaikōura

Tourists watch an orca from the boat Te Ao Marama off the Kaikōura coast. Whale Watch Kaikōura began as a small whānau (family) affair when local members of the Ngāti Kurī hapū (sub-tribe) mortgaged their house to fund a whale watch tour.

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Paul Diamond, 'Te tāpoi Māori – Māori tourism - Resurgence of the Māori tourist industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

Story by Paul Diamond, published 11 Mar 2010