New Zealand tourism officials are set to announce a new city in the Empire State Park.
Tourism officials are poised to announce that the new tourist hub in the Maori Territory will be named the New Zealand Museum of Maori.
The Maori Museum of Māori is the oldest and largest museum in New Zealand.
It has a collection of more than 1.5 million artefacts from Maori culture dating back over 500 years.
The museum is located in Maori land in the New York State Park and will host visitors from March 10 to May 12.
The new tourist attraction will feature a collection that spans three continents.
Tourism Minister Simon Bridges has confirmed plans to open the museum to visitors from the United States and Europe.
New Zealand has one of the world’s largest and most culturally rich Maori communities.
Maori heritage is a key element in tourism.
The New Zealand Tourism Council estimates that there are about 4,000 visitors to New Zealand each year.
The museum will be situated on a large, two-acre site.