41 min

Nadine Toe Toe - "Change a Town Through Tourism‪"‬ GOOD Awaits

    • Places & Travel

In this episode, Debbie and Josie interview Nadine Toe Toe, Co-Director of Kohutapu Lodge & Tribal Tours, a whānau-owned and operated tourism business with a vision to “Change a town through tourism”.  Nadine shares how her family and business are an integral part of their community and the experience they offer visitors is one of deep cultural exchange that gives back to the tamariki (children) of the area through opportunities for travel, growth, and development. Nadine also discusses how regenerative tourism practice is strongly aligned with Te Ao Māori, the Māori worldview, and therefore is not new, but deeply rooted in ancient indigenous wisdom. 


We’ve introduced regenerative tourism principles in our first two episodes from an overarching view and then a regional view. In this episode we hear from a local, community based tourism business owner providing an inspiring example of regenerative tourism in practice. We hope you find much value and inspiration in this conversation.


Join the conversation! We'd love to hear from you!


Connect on Facebook


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Send us an email:


Josie - josie@good-travel.org


Debbie - debbie@newzealandawaits.com


We're very grateful to: 


Nadine ToeToe for her generosity in sharing her time and knowledge with us. 


The teams at GOOD Travel and New Zealand Awaits


Clarrie Macklin for our music and production 


Erin Carnes for our logo and graphic design 


Our givealittle donors for your generous support. 


Episode notes


Kohutapu Lodge and Tribal Tours


Manawa Ora Rangatahi


Whirinaki Footsteps Guided Cultural Walks


Glossary:


(Our guests will often use words from Te Reo Māori, New Zealand's indigenous language, in their interviews. We welcome and celebrate this, and for listeners outside of New Zealand for whom these may be unfamiliar, we offer an interpretation here to aid your understanding. For more detail, you can reference https://maoridictionary.co.nz/. We also offer explanations of acronyms and other industry terminology used in hope of making GOOD Awaits more accessible.)


Whānau: family 


Iwi: extended kinship group, tribe, 


Hapū:  kinship group, subtribe


Rangatahi: youth


Kai: food


Pānui: public notice, announcement


Manuhiri: guests, visitors


Hāngī: earth oven to cook food with steam and heat from heated stones


Tikanga: cultural protocol and values


Pōwhiri: a Māori welcome ceremony 


Koha: a gift or expression of gratitude, 


Papa kāinga: home base, village


Whakawhanaungatanga: the process of establishing relationships and  connections 


Whenua: land


Kaumātua: respected and knowledgeable elders 


Kuia: elderly woman, grandmother


 

In this episode, Debbie and Josie interview Nadine Toe Toe, Co-Director of Kohutapu Lodge & Tribal Tours, a whānau-owned and operated tourism business with a vision to “Change a town through tourism”.  Nadine shares how her family and business are an integral part of their community and the experience they offer visitors is one of deep cultural exchange that gives back to the tamariki (children) of the area through opportunities for travel, growth, and development. Nadine also discusses how regenerative tourism practice is strongly aligned with Te Ao Māori, the Māori worldview, and therefore is not new, but deeply rooted in ancient indigenous wisdom. 


We’ve introduced regenerative tourism principles in our first two episodes from an overarching view and then a regional view. In this episode we hear from a local, community based tourism business owner providing an inspiring example of regenerative tourism in practice. We hope you find much value and inspiration in this conversation.


Join the conversation! We'd love to hear from you!


Connect on Facebook


Follow on Instagram 


Send us an email:


Josie - josie@good-travel.org


Debbie - debbie@newzealandawaits.com


We're very grateful to: 


Nadine ToeToe for her generosity in sharing her time and knowledge with us. 


The teams at GOOD Travel and New Zealand Awaits


Clarrie Macklin for our music and production 


Erin Carnes for our logo and graphic design 


Our givealittle donors for your generous support. 


Episode notes


Kohutapu Lodge and Tribal Tours


Manawa Ora Rangatahi


Whirinaki Footsteps Guided Cultural Walks


Glossary:


(Our guests will often use words from Te Reo Māori, New Zealand's indigenous language, in their interviews. We welcome and celebrate this, and for listeners outside of New Zealand for whom these may be unfamiliar, we offer an interpretation here to aid your understanding. For more detail, you can reference https://maoridictionary.co.nz/. We also offer explanations of acronyms and other industry terminology used in hope of making GOOD Awaits more accessible.)


Whānau: family 


Iwi: extended kinship group, tribe, 


Hapū:  kinship group, subtribe


Rangatahi: youth


Kai: food


Pānui: public notice, announcement


Manuhiri: guests, visitors


Hāngī: earth oven to cook food with steam and heat from heated stones


Tikanga: cultural protocol and values


Pōwhiri: a Māori welcome ceremony 


Koha: a gift or expression of gratitude, 


Papa kāinga: home base, village


Whakawhanaungatanga: the process of establishing relationships and  connections 


Whenua: land


Kaumātua: respected and knowledgeable elders 


Kuia: elderly woman, grandmother


 

41 min