Noho Marae Weekend.


AUT organizes an International Noho Marae weekend twice a year for study abroad and exchange students. I was on the waitlist but one day before I got an email where it said that I could go. We learned about Maori culture, and sang and danced a lot. On the picture below you see what is called a poi which we had to make ourselves. It is used in one of the dances.


Saturday night we had dinner at AUT because it was the 30th Noho Marae. The Noho Marae weekend has existed for 15 years. We performed the songs and dances we had learned that day.


I should have taken more photos but I was experiencing so much that I forgot, plus I was sick so I didn’t really have the energy. But here are a few more.



Hobbiton movie set.


Before coming to New Zealand I had never seen any of The Lord Of The Rings or the Hobbit movies. I would wish that I could say that I have seen them all now, but that would not be true, because I have only seen the first half of the first Hobbit Movie. I watched it the day before going to the Hobbiton Movie Set to get an idea of why my uni friend really wanted to go there.