Photo credit: Rob Suisted

Mihi - Introduction

Kia ora! Nau mai, haere mai!

Welcome to our cultural kit. It's written for you, your family, friends and business partners to share New Zealand's distinctive cultural heritage. It provides a window on Māori history, customs and culture and goes hand-in-hand with Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori's Arohatia te Reo Māori language booklet.

Our language, stories, land, people and companies are unique to our nation. Our people are the face of New Zealand, and it's our job to tell those stories and build relationships that make a difference to our nation.

Māori culture and values help us understand who we are and where we are from. Be proud of our heritage. Put your best foot forward in sharing New Zealand with our customers and partners.

Kia kaha!


Peter Chrisp
Kaihautū, Te Mata o Aotearoa
CEO, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

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