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Ngāti Ruanui Holdings Limited had the honour of hosting Norbu, Dhamey and Olivia Tenzing Norgay and Sonam Dorji, as they toured Aōtearoa during January and early February 2019.
Norbu and Dhamey are the sons of esteemed Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay.
Tenzing Norgay was one of the first two people to summit one of the world’s most challenging Maunga climbs– Mount Everest– alongside Sir Edmund Hilary.
They spent a whirlwind 48 hours touring Ngāti Ruanui cultural sites of significance including Manawapou beach, Taiporohenui Marae and around Taranaki Maunga.
Ngāti Ruanui Kapa Haka rōpū treated manuhiri to evening entertainment as we built links towards a brighter future in sustainable ethical tourism together.
While our manuhiri were at Taiporohēnui, rangatahi were given the opportunity to interact with our visitors, as well as listen to kōrero about the history and future.
Our mokopuna are future kaitiaki so we take every opportunity to build their interest in the future.
Their final day was spent exploring the indigenous native bush on our Maunga.