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New Zealand: Experience Life the Traditional, Geothermal Way at the Living Maori Village of Whakarewarewa

Hangi, corn on the cob and steam pudding all prepared through geothermal steam

The Living Maori Village of Whakarewarewa in New Zealand near Rotorua sits on a geothermal site filled with mud pots, geysers, and boiling water. The people living in the village harvest the heat as they have since first occupying this space in 1325. The true name of “Whaka” is the second longest place name in New Zealand. For the ease of use, it is often shortened with a pronunciation of “waka” rather than the Maori pronunciation, which sounds too close to an English swear word.

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