Making a Difference at Whakarewarewa The Living Thermal Village, Rotorua, NZ
Kia ora and welcome to “Making A Difference –...
Your package includes 2 Nights accommodation
in Auckland which can be used when you arrive
into New Zealand or just before...
DAY ONE: (TUESDAY)
8.00am Breakfast – Kiwi Paka
8.30am Depart Kiwi Paka
9.00am Arrive at Whakarewarewa to meet your key co...
DAY TWO: (WEDNESDAY)
8.00am Breakfast – Kiwi Paka
8.30am Depart Kiwi Paka
9.00am – 1.30pm Conservation Activity
Arrive at ...
DAY THREE: (THURSDAY)
8.00am Breakfast – Kiwi Paka
8.30am Depart Kiwi Paka
9.00am – 1.00pm Community Development
Arrive to...
DAY FOUR: (FRIDAY)
8.00am Breakfast – Kiwi Paka
8.30am Depart Kiwi Paka
9.00am – 2.30pm Conservation Activity
Complete you...
Mad Requirements:
• A minimum of two people.
• Participants must be at least 18 years of age.
• This is a 4 day programme ...
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Making A Difference within the living community of Whakarewarewa (The Living Thermal Village) is the main goal of this package. It is designed to give a cultural knowledge to the participant about the Maori traditions and rituals as well as to help those living in the village with conservation volunteer work.

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  1. 1. Making a Difference at Whakarewarewa The Living Thermal Village, Rotorua, NZ Kia ora and welcome to “Making A Difference – MAD” MAD has been brought to you by Nomads Auckland, Kiwi Paka, Tamaki Tours, Haka World and Whaka Thermal Village Tours. MAD is an opportunity for you to participate in a seven day programme that involves community, cultural and conservation development and enhancement. Rotorua is the heart of Maori culture in New Zealand and we have selected Whakarewarewa, The Living Thermal Village because it is a cultural, historic & environmental icon worth protecting and sustaining. Thank you for taking part and we hope you enjoy making a difference within our living thermal village! @WHAKA
  2. 2. Your package includes 2 Nights accommodation in Auckland which can be used when you arrive into New Zealand or just before you depart. Nomads Auckland will be able to arrange your transfers to Rotorua (which will be an additional cost). All participants will need to be in Rotorua by Monday evening ready to begin the programme on Tuesday morning.
  3. 3. DAY ONE: (TUESDAY) 8.00am Breakfast – Kiwi Paka 8.30am Depart Kiwi Paka 9.00am Arrive at Whakarewarewa to meet your key contact person for the next four days. Here you will be briefed about what you will be doing and introduced to members of the team and village residents as part of your induction. You will be allocated a pair of boots and other gear that will be required for you to wear as well as be informed about the health & safety requirements. 10.00am Cultural Activity – Guided Tour Join the guided tour so that you learn about the village and its unique cultural way of living that continues today. See sites of historic importance and admire the natural resources. This is a great way to begin your Whakarewarewa adventure. 11.00am - Conservation Activity 3.00pm Meet your maintenance supervisor & see what project you will be assisting with over the next few days. Projects will differ depending on the weather, time of year resources available and situations that may arise unexpectedly within the village. Enjoy your packed lunch with the crew. 3.00pm Be picked up by Kiwi Paka and return to your accommodation 4.00pm Learn how to perform the world famous Haka! Learn the true meaning, purpose and history of the Haka. This is done at Kiwi Paka 6.00pm Own time PROGRAMME
  4. 4. DAY TWO: (WEDNESDAY) 8.00am Breakfast – Kiwi Paka 8.30am Depart Kiwi Paka 9.00am – 1.30pm Conservation Activity Arrive at Whakarewarewa to continue your conservation work. This will include having a packed lunch. 2.00pm Cultural Activity – Cultural Show & Participation Have time to clean up to then watch a 30minute cultural performance. Meet one of our guides who will teach you your own Maori song that you can perform back to your family and friends. 3.00pm Be picked up by Kiwi Paka and return to your accommodation TBA Be picked up by Tamaki Tours and taken out to experience a lively Maori cultural performance based on a true story, real characters and actual events, each coming together to create a state of the art indigenous re- enactment. The nightly Rotorua Maori cultural event features arts, craft, song, performing arts and traditional Maori feast. PROGRAMME
  5. 5. DAY THREE: (THURSDAY) 8.00am Breakfast – Kiwi Paka 8.30am Depart Kiwi Paka 9.00am – 1.00pm Community Development Arrive to Whakarewarewa and spend time participating in an activity that is part of village life. This may include the churches, the pre-school, a community event run by the village, the local craft stores or spending time with a village resident. This will include a packed lunch. 1.00pm – 3.00pm Conservation Activity This may involve doing something new of completing the work you started. 3.00pm Be picked up by Kiwi Paka and return to your accommodation Evening Own time PROGRAMME
  6. 6. DAY FOUR: (FRIDAY) 8.00am Breakfast – Kiwi Paka 8.30am Depart Kiwi Paka 9.00am – 2.30pm Conservation Activity Complete your conservation and or community work. This will include packed lunch. 2.30pm – 5.00pm Cultural Activity – Traditional Practices Meet one of the team to help prepare for your poroporoaki (farewell) with staff and village residents. This will include seeing the food placed into the steam box and hot pools and being pulled out once cooked 5.00pm – 8.00pm Community Activity - Hakari Enjoy your hakai (meal) with the Whaka whanau. An opportunity to provide feedback and share what you have learnt during your time at Whakarewarewa. Receive a memento on behalf of the village as a token of appreciation. 8.00pm Be picked up by Kiwi Paka and return to your accommodation Evening Your own time PROGRAMME (informal time)
  7. 7. Mad Requirements: • A minimum of two people. • Participants must be at least 18 years of age. • This is a 4 day programme beginning on a Tuesday and is not available on Christmas Day. • Participants must adhere to all health & safety instructions given by Tours Team. • Any special dietary requirements must be email or faxed through at least 1 week prior to the participants arrival. • Participants should be dressed appropriately to work in fine, cold or wet weather conditions. Mad Inclusions: • 7 Nights Accommodation (2 X Nomads Auckland eitherpre or post) and (5 X Kiwi Paka – Rotorua) • 7 X Continental Breakfasts • A packed lunch will be provided each day you are out atthe village (4 X lunches) • Tamaki Tours – Hangi and Concert • Haka World – Learn to do the Haka • Hakari Dinner - may happen on the third day rather thanthe last day. Mad Extra: Transfer from Auckland – Rotorua Mad Conditions: The Tours does have the right to cancel the 4 day programme due to unforeseen circumstances or health & safety reasons . At least 24 hours notice will be provided.The itinerary for each day may change depending on weather or village events. Participants will be advised of such changes at the beginning or end of each day. The Tours does not take any responsibility for any activities participants engage in that are a) outside the hours of this programme , b) not under the supervision of the Tours . Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not accepted between 9am-5pm & participants will be removed from the programme. No refund will be given.

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