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Māori arts and crafts

19 May 2020
New Zealand Government
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Māori arts and crafts will continue to underpin the heart of the tourism sector says Minister for Māori Development Nanaia Mahuta.

“That’s why we are making a core investment of $7.6 million to Te Puia New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, over two years, as part of the Government’s Rebuilding Together Budget.

“Incorporating the Te Puia Tourism Centre and the Māori arts and crafts training centre, the institute has been part of the country’s Māori arts and tourism landscape for nearly 100 years, and is expected to continue to play a vital role as Aotearoa recovers and rebuilds.”

Minister for Māori Development Hon Nanaia Mahuta says the institute’s continuity is vital, culturally and economically and the Government’s investment will bring relief in response to travel restrictions after COVID-19. ...

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