Story: Te kawa o te marae

Hongi and harirū

Hongi and harirū

This group of Ngāti Porou elders (the guests) hongi (press noses) and harirū (shake hands) with Tainui elders (the hosts) at Tūrangawaewae marae, in Ngāruawāhia. The occasion was the 1971 koroneihana, an annual event that celebrates the coronation of the Māori monarch.

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Reference: Anne Salmond, Hui: a study of Māori ceremonial gatherings. Auckland: A. H & A. W. Reed, 1976
Photograph by Jeremy Salmond

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Basil Keane, 'Te kawa o te marae - Kawa of the marae', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 Sep 2013