Napier Māori Tours has won the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism category at the inaugural Māori Tourism Dragons’ Den held in Napier, where businesses pitched their fresh, innovative ideas.

Napier Māori Tours(external link) is a new business that offers unique and authentic eco-cultural tours that fuse hunter gathering, traditional Māori kai, stories and waiata as mana whenua of Ahuriri.

The business plans to target visitors from the growing premium Chinese market who have a strong desire to catch fish, hunt, gather and be engaged with local Māori and learn more about the role that kai has with culture.

The experience will also look at visitors planting native trees and learn more about indigenous flora. Food, culture and manaakitanga are an important part of Chinese every day way of life, as they are to Māori.

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