East Coast and the Volcanic Zone Shopping



Te Puia

Te Puia Review

Te Puia was established in 1963 to preserve Māori heritage and crafts. At the institute you can watch wood-carvers and flax weavers at work and see New Zealand greenstone (jade) sculpted into jewelry. The gift shop sells fine examples of this work, plus other items, from small wood-carved kiwis to decorative flax skirts worn in the Māori cultural shows.

Updated: 02-18-2014

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