May 12, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Tuhoe Business up for International Award

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A Tuhoe owned and operated trekking company, Te Urewera Treks, has been nominated for an international indigenous tourism & biodiversity website award to be presented in Germany later this year. (For more details about the award, visit

The company run by Joe and Joanna Doherty, is operated by a team of local guides who bring a unique dimension to the treks. The business is operated using Maori concepts of kaitiakitanga and manaakitanga.The process is a two stage one that includes a general community/public vote (which opened on Monday), followed by a panel of international judges assessing and ranking each of the sites.

If youd like to support him in this initiative, please visit: and cast your vote.

Each of the nominee sites can be accessed from the above site address including ours or go directly to: to view.

(Kia ora to the Tuhoe-Waikaremoana Maori Trust Board for this panui)

1 thought on “Tuhoe Business up for International Award

  1. Regarding this award, tourism companies NOMINATE themselves – anyone can do this as long as they are Indigenous owned.

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