Story: Māori–Pākehā relations

Penny divers, Whakarewarewa

Penny divers, Whakarewarewa

The Māori village of Whakarewarewa in Rotorua is built in a thermal area with many mud pools, geysers and hot springs. It has been one of New Zealand's main tourist attractions since the late 19th century, and an important point of contact between Māori and European. These children wait in a hot pool, ready to dive for coins thrown by tourists.

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Mark Derby, 'Māori–Pākehā relations - Māori renaissance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2021)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 May 2011