Native Affairs – Kiwis in Paradise

By Renee Kahukura-Iosefa

Native Affairs reporter Renee Kahukura-Iosefa spent two days on Rakiura, Stewart Island, to witness the handover of one of the world's most unique tourism businesses to a Māori Trust. The Rakiura Māori Lands Trust and Real Journeys have taken on a legacy business started by local man Phillip Smith more than twenty years ago. Under Phillip's guidance, our film crew got up close and personal with Aotearoa's national bird, the very impressive Rakiura Kiwi.