We are a young (well our kids are) Maori family, born and bred in our tribal areas of Te Tai Tokerau – Northland, New Zealand. Our home Whangarei is the Gateway to the North. Mervyn and Rangimarie Harding, our five children, Rangimarie, Stella, Anahera, Rakena and Manuao along with our cuzzie Puingahei Harding make up our little family business, Tu Tika Tours.
We love meeting people and sharing our beautiful maori culture. Northland showcases some of the most beautiful coastlines and landscapes in the world, wait till you meet the beautiful indigenous people that go with it.
The name Tu Tika means “Stand True” derived from Te Reo ote Omeka – The Mangakahia Morehu Brass Band, the family are members of. A command is given by the drum major to move into the stance of Attention, “Tu Tika”. We stand strong and true about who we are, our culture and our beliefs.
“TU TIKA” – meaning STAND TRUE
The name of our business reflects what we are about.
To provide our visitors with a truly authentic connection to our whanau and home by promoting whakawhanaungatanga – building lasting relationships through shared experiences.