New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute

The New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute Act 1963 created what is now known as the Māori Arts and Crafts Institute (MACI), located in Rotorua.

Maori arts craft

The Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, trading as Te Puia, is one of New Zealand's leading tourism businesses. Its governing board consists of up to seven members appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister of Tourism.

The Ministry monitors MACI, and provides advice to the Minister of Tourism. The Institute aims to encourage and promote all types of Māori arts, craft, performance and culture.

Related links

New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute Act 1963

Te Puia website

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