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This DVD is available at: http://www.bigfishproductions.co.nz Journey back in time and experience the customs and traditions of the ancient Maori the native people of Aotearoa, New Zealand. You will be taken back in time for a visit to a pre-European world where you will learn about how the Maori adapted to this amazing land from their mythological origins to the development of farming, hunting & gathering, creative arts of tattooing, carving, weaving and use of Greenstone. Also listen to the enchanting voices of the tribes as they welcome you into their village with song, dance and the famous Haka. Take the opportunity to look around their fascinating ancient village set in the geo-thermal wonderland of Wairakei. This DVD features a traditional Maori welcome and a selection of some of the special places in New Zealand which hold a close connection to the Maori culture and way of life: The Bay of Islands (including the site of the signing of the treaty of Waitangi) and Rotorua the cultural centre of New Zealand.