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Ko Te Kawa Nui Ia He Manaaki i Te Tangata

Māoriland is committed to creating a safe environment for all our kaimahi and visitors. 

The values and functions of Māoriland are derived from cornerstone principles of celebration, unity, being alert, and respecting the mana of every person and taonga in our whare. 

We ask that manuwhiri and visitors alike respect the mana of all those you encounter.  

Here’s what you can expect from us:

All kaimahi interacting with the public at ticket counters and at venues will be vaccinated and will be wearing masks. We will be testing regularly. This is our duty of care to ensure that the vulnerable in our audience feel safe.

We will have hand sanitiser available at all venues and wherever refreshments are served. We practice good hygiene including washing our hands and cleaning high-use surfaces. 


So that we can safely welcome you into all Māoriland events, we ask the following; 

Please wear a mask at indoor events.

If you have any symptoms of cold/flu or COVID-19 or have been asked to self-isolate please stay home. 

Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) will be freely available at all venues.


Ngā Tikanga

We are committed to creating environments and presenting work that upholds the mana and inspiration of our storytellers – guided by our elders and taught by our children. We respect our audience – Māoriland is rooted in the traditions and language of the hapu and iwi of Ōtaki. It is our honour to extend manaakitanga to all who present their work and experience those presented within Māoriland.

Whether you’ve come to share your work, ask questions or to participate as an audience we welcome you to bring your creativity and spirit of collaboration.

At Māoriland, we are on our journey to Para Kore – Zero Waste. We are all kaitiaki for this land we live on – please be mindful of the waste that you create or bring with you to our festival.

Māoriland events and spaces are not a place for behaviour that is inappropriate, off-topic, disruptive, or abusive.

All attendees to Māoriland, including Kaumatua (elders) and Rangatahi (young people), programmed artists and industry, and members of the public have the right to be free of harassment, discrimination, sexism, and threatening or disrespectful behaviour – either in-person or online from others attending Māoriland events.

This could include but is not limited to: offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, physical acts, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, or religion;

    • deliberate intimidation;

    • harassing photography;

    • sustained disruption of talks or other events;

    • inappropriate physical contact.

We reserve the right to refuse entry or revoke accreditation to Māoriland events and venues without notice for those who engage in such conduct.

If you experience a violation of this Code of Conduct at a Māoriland event please contact a member of staff or email [email protected]

All violations of the law should also be reported to local law enforcement. For emergencies, immediately dial 111.