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Tamaki Maori Village wins backpacker thumbs up

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Rotorua's Tamaki Māori Village has won the Golden Backpack Award for best indigenous experience throughout Australasia for the third year in a row.

Director Doug Tamaki sees the award as recognition for the 21 years of hard work the whānau firm has put into the tourism industry.

Voting was done exclusively online, with almost 20,000 votes received from backpackers and independent travellers.

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