Reverence for Heritage

A more “tranquil” New Zealand adventure is sought by the Wall Street Journal’s Paul Baylis, who takes a kayaking daytrip on Lake Taupo to see the Maori carvings in the rock face at Mine Bay. “In the late 197s, a young Maori artist named Matahi Whakataka-Brightwell carved into the cliffs at Mine Bay a likeness of Ngaatoroirangi, a great Maori navigator who led his people to the area a thousand years ago. The artist was joined by some friends on a project that took four summers to complete. The result is in an impressive 1-metre relief that speaks of a devotion to detail and a reverence for heritage.”


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…