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( Te Puna o Tuhoe )
The sacred spring of Tuhoe provides a romantic
wedding venue with historic and spiritual
significance to the Maori people.
Surrounded by streams of living waters,
lush greenery, native flora and fauna
the Fairy Springs derives
its name after a great Maori Chief called Tuhoe,
a famous ancestor of the Tuhoe Tribe.
It is here on this sacred location where the
Fairy People (Patupaiarehe)
would descend the
slopes of Mount Ngongotaha to visit the
springs at night and to drink freely from
the waters of life. At times Tuhoe would send his
tohunga (priest) to the springs to pray to the gods.
A rainbow would appear over the spring which
was seen as a good omen in answer to these
prayers, therefore Rainbow Springs is another
name given to this location.
As you exchange your
wedding vows within this Cathedral of
Mother Nature we invite you to experience a
truly unique traditional Maori wedding ceremony
here on this sacred location.
The blessing and prayers of a Maori priest over
your lives and the crystal clear waters that
flow from the Fairy Springs to refresh and
renew your love for each other as you
enter the bonds of matrimony.
" New Zealand Traditional Maori Weddings "