This not–at–all hokey tourist show tells the 1,000-year story of the Maori people from the discovery of New Zealand through the today. Lights, dancers and special effects heighten the drama, though the tale itself is what captivates most audience members. The program takes about two hours; if you need it, hotel pickup is included in the cost of the show. Culture North is also a good source for other cultural experiences involving the Maori, from tours of the treaty grounds to a marae visit.