Stray and Kohutapu Lodge have acquired the Group Engagement Award on the 2019 Tourism Market Affiliation (TIA) Awards.
The accolade recognises the work Stray and Kohutapu Lodge have completed within the distant Central North Island group of Murupara.
This carry out commenced in 2013, involving Stray, Kohutapu Lodge and Murupara Area Faculty with a imaginative and prescient to revitalise Murupara city (economically and socially) when delivering an dependable perception into current day working day Māori tradition for Stray’s worldwide web site guests.
Brett Hudson, CEO of Stray said, “We actually really feel a large notion of satisfaction in what we now have been ready to realize at Murupara with Kohutapu Lodge. This particular partnership is strengthening the properly getting of our group and enriching our manuhiri by creating a non-public relationship in our rural communities. It’s a good living proof of the substantial profit tourism can incorporate to remoted communities and epitomises the form of vital actions we aspire to develop for our guests. “
The working expertise embodies the Tiaki Assure and introduces Stray’s intercontinental travellers to Māori society and customs along with flax weaving, the laying of a hangi, kapa-haka and storytelling.
Throughout college time period the data extends to a coronary heart-warming group utility through which packed ‘hangi’ lunches are despatched to pupils who routinely go devoid of.
Concerning the earlier 5 a number of years about 20,000 hangi meals gadgets parcels have been delivered to Murupara Place Faculty.
Providing these meals in individual has created an possibility for facilitated tutorial exchanges among the many world mates and the pupils who’re outfitted to share tales about their respective cultures, nations all over the world and careers.
The lecturers of Murupara Spot Faculty have seen appreciable enhancements within the college students’ assurance, interplay strategies and their foreseeable future aspirations as a world of decisions is opened as much as them.
Stray travellers usually check with the experience as an actual highlight of their time in New Zealand.
Stray & Kohutapu Lodge ended up up in opposition to high quality finalists like KiwiRail and Skyline Queenstown.
Stray’s Spot Video for Lake Aniwhenua
Kohutapu Lodge: Job interview with Toe Toe household (Lodge owners)