Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Te Whatu Manawa Maoritanga o Rehua

Today we had the very special privilege of being welcomed onto a marae - Te Whatu Manawa Maoritanga o Rehua.

We were welcomed onto the grounds with a powhiri.  We had a number of adult attendees with us to support us and respond to the powhiri.  Great respect was shown by all during this ceremony.

Inside the wharenui itself,  a kaumatua (elder associated with the marae) welcomed us, to which Anaru Gray responded.

We all came away enriched by the experience and our contact with Maori language and culture.

Entrance to the wharenui

Enjoying the grounds
Lunch in the dining room
Great being together
Working on our booklets
Absorbing it all!

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