March 30, 2021
Maungawhau visitors’ centre wins international praise
The Maungawhau Visitor Experience Centre has won a coveted gold award at the prestigious IDA International Design Awards in Los Angeles.
Te Ipu Kōrero o Maungawhau sits inside the heritage kiosk building half-way up Maungawhau-Mount Eden.
Tūpuna Maunga Authority’s chair Paul Majurey says the vision for the centre was that it went beyond the usual volcanic cone narrative to give a glimpse into the history of maunga in Tāmaki Makaurau as seen in a Māori cultural, spiritual and world view, and to celebrate the living connection that mana whenua have with the maunga.
The centre is open on weekends.
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