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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3 hectare
Persons: 1-2-3-4
Category: Other
Host ID: 46404
Region: Taranaki

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Last Updated: February 1, 2018

We live on a marae. there are many houses and gardens to be cared for. The larger area is approx 19.2 hectares, the area we take care of is about 3 hectare. There are several buildings with two marae and many other buildings. The plan is to be organic in all the gardens on the pa. we are with ours.

Help through out the year would be welcome. Parihaka Pa, on which we live, is a historical site in New Zealand History, it would be ideal for those who want to be part of Maori culture and to help us out with various activities through out the year. The maori language is often used.

Marae style living, we share the evening meal, sleep on the floor in the wharenui (living space) To be part of our family the culture we practice is based on our ancient maori practices.

We are close to the mountain, beaches, surf, the nearest city is New Plymouth, 50k's and Hawera is 63k's to the south. We have a grocery store 7k's away. Nearest petrol is there, it is closed on Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

The preference is to have those who wish to stay two weeks or more. This will be useful to our family where help is needed. Repeatedly teaching our culture to short stays is very demanding.

To all those wanting to stay, please be respectful of our culture Maori, our culture is not like a tap where and when you can turn it on and off. When there are different activities that require Maori tikanga, protocols, we join in and do what the others do. You are expected to participate in all that we do.

Please contact us is you want that experience.
Nauai Haere mai ki a koutou katoa


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