Disclosure Statement for Kahukiwi Experiences


1. Nature of the Experience: The cultural experience involves traveling in a 4WD vehicle on a private farm, providing access to culturally significant sites for the descendants of Pukahukiwi Kaokaoroa. The journey may include rough terrain and varying road conditions.

2. Physical Requirements: Participants should be aware that the experience may involve walking or standing for short periods and getting in and out of the 4WD vehicle. A reasonable level of physical fitness and mobility is recommended.

3. Safety Precautions: Safety is a top priority. Participants are required to follow all safety instructions provided by the guides and drivers, including remaining seated while the vehicle is in motion and using safety belts at all times.

4. Respect for local Customs and Traditions: During the visit to areas of cultural significance, participants are expected to show respect for local customs, traditions, and sacred sites. It’s important to follow instructions from guides regarding appropriate behaviour.

5. Environmental Responsibility: To preserve the environment, participants are encouraged not to litter and to respect the land (whenua). They should stay on designated paths and trails during stops.

6. Weather Conditions: Participants should be prepared for changing weather conditions by bringing appropriate clothing, sunscreen, hats, and drinking water, as the climate can vary significantly depending on the time of year.

7. Photography and Recording: Photography and recording should be done respectfully, with permission requested before taking photographs of local people or culturally sensitive sites. Some locations may prohibit photography altogether.

8. Health Considerations: Participants are required to inform staff of any medical conditions or allergies that may affect their participation in the experience and to carry necessary medications.

9. Emergency Procedures: Familiarize yourself with emergency procedures and contact information provided by the guides. In case of any issues or emergencies, participants should remain calm and follow instructions.

10. Cancellation Policy: Lastly, participants should understand the cancellation policy in case of unforeseen circumstances that may affect the experience.

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