Engaging with local Māori

Building strong relationships with local Māori is important to us

We collaborate with tangata whenua on our 30-year development plans. We value these partnerships, as well as the cultural advice and services local Māori provide, including pōwhiri (Māori welcome ceremonies) for the new airlines we welcome to Auckland each year.

We support Māori Language Week, making announcements in te reo Māori (Māori language) and hosting performances by Māori cultural groups in our terminals.

Our airport Marae Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa is our cultural heart and a valued venue for community meetings. When we were looking for a name for our airport jobs and skills hub, ‘Ara’ (the Māori word for pathway) was an obvious choice.