Manea is a new visitor centre in the Northland region which will tell the story of Kupe in a unique and compelling experience which combines live theatre with cinematic effects and projections.

Kupe is a larger-than-life figure who features in many maori migration and arrival legends, and who holds a special place in the local history of the area. 

The centre will be modelled on a traditional meeting house, adapted to the demands of a high-tech digital theatre and performance space. 

It will also include a landscaped sculpture garden; formal powhiri, and exhibition display spaces.  

The attraction will open mid-2020.