Story: Traditional Māori religion – ngā karakia a te Māori

Pou rāhui

Pou rāhui

Members of the Ngawati whānau stand around a pou rāhui (rāhui post) used to indicate a rāhui on tuna (eels) in particular places. Wiremu Ngawati (front right) stands with his hand on the pou, next to his son, Ariki Hanara Ngawati. Behind them are two women from the family.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, David H. Graham Collection
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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Traditional Māori religion – ngā karakia a te Māori - Rituals and ceremonies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30817/pou-rahui (accessed 4 June 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011