Before you should do any travelling to any country do your homework first especially on the local culture. You don’t want to make a fool of yourself or get yourself into trouble……
We are lucky in New Zealand though as we have so many different cultures in our country not alot of big things you need to know here is a couple things though that you need to be aware of.
If visiting a Marae, make sure to familiarise yourself with the appropriate etiquette
Te Ara has a list of dos and don’ts that will help you get started. Key cultural norms to keep in mind include taking your shoes off before entering the Marae, not sitting anywhere you’d place food, and following the right protocols during the Powhiri (welcome) ceremony. Aside for being a sign of cultural sensitivity, getting a few Maori phrases under your belt can also help you get the gist of everything you’ll be exposed to.