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Tourism Trip

Kim van Vuuren —

Tourism Day Trip to Kaiapoi Pā and Christchurch City - Tourism Māori

Although a local experience, this was a fantastic opportunity for our students to further develop their awareness and understanding of the significance local Māori tourism contributes to both our history and our future. Students visited Kaiapoi Pā to listen, see, touch, and feel this significant site that we have learned about in class.

In Christchurch City, the students experienced paddling a waka on Ōtakaro River, the history of Ngāi Tahu iwi, and early Canterbury settlers in developing Christchurch City, while also learning about the future development of Pauri Village. This is to be a full Māori cultural experience including waka voyaging, Māori cuisine, exhibitions, and art.

While in the city, the students visited Tūranga to see the Ngāi Tahu artworks that represent the traditions and stories of the area.

With the learning that has been undertaken within and beyond the classroom, students will be developing their own marketing brochures as part of their assessment, to explain the cultural significance of various man-made and natural attractions of Ngāi Tahu.