The richness and heritage of the Maori people is about to be celebrated in a way it has never been before in the Hunter. There is a push to establish a new cultural centre based in Lake Macquarie for the Maori people that live in the area. The Nga Hau E Wha Newcastle Maori Club is behind the idea, and they want to support and uphold the traditions among the Maori people. Richard Eriwata, President of the Nga Hau E Wha Newcastle Maori Club, says a cultural centre is one way to do this.