Meet The Tahitians: Meet Matahi


This past month we were invited over to the Islands of Tahiti by our good friends at Tahiti Tourisme so that we could learn exactly what the experience is like for visitors during the low season period.

The islands of Tahiti are arguably among the most stunningly beautiful in the world. Formed from the demise of 3 volcanoes, these islands not only have an incredible natural beauty, but they have an ancient, rich and diverse cultural heritage which remains strong to this day.

In this series, We seek to learn more about the traditions, beliefs, culture and heritage as We set out to discover the true essence of Tahiti when we ‘Meet the Tahitians’…

Episode 4 – Matahi

Matahi Tutavae is a journalist, cultural guide and proud Tahitian who works with a wonderful organisation called Haururu.

We caught up with Matahi during a day out with him at the home of the Haururu organisation deep in the Papenoo Valley to learn more about the work of Haururu and why it has a vitally important role in ensuring that the next generation learn about and embrace their polynesian cultural heritage.

As Matahi tells me in this episode, we cannot think too much about the immense cultural heritage which has been lost already, but must instead focus on protecting and preserving what is left…


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