New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute

Perpetuating, preserving and promoting Māori culture through traditional Māori art

Tuku Iho

Kapa haka group

Bringing Māori culture to life across the world, Tuku Iho | Living Legacy features Kapa haka performance alongside the exhibition

2019 New student applications

Application forms are available from the NZMACI office at Te Puia and are also available for download under each NZMACI wānanga (schools) page. Please see below for relevant dates for applications.

Te Tapuwae o te Waka
Applications Open – Open now
Applications Close – 1 Jan 2019
Interview Date – 15 Jan 2019
Start Date – 29 Jan 2019

Whakairo, Takapū & Te Rito
Applications Open - Open now
Applications Close – 18 Jan 2019
Interview Dates – 28 Jan to 8 Feb 2019
Start Date – 11 March 2019

For specific application information, please see the entry criteria under each NZMACI wānanga.

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Tuku Iho

An exhibition of time-honoured Māori artworks, Tuku Iho | Living Legacy features more than 80 pieces of art created in an array of mediums at NZMACI. Tuku iho also includes a living culture component, with kapa haka, carvers and Tā moko artists providing demonstrations alongside. The exhibition is a core representation of NZMACI’s work to promote, preserve and perpetuate Māori culture, enabling visitors to connect to the art and the people it comes from.



Established under an initial Act of Parliament in 1926 and combined with Te Whakarewarewa Valley’s tourism interests with the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute Act (1963), NZMACI is dedicated to maintaining, preserving and perpetuating Māori art forms for future generations.  

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