Story: Te kawa o te marae

Hākari at the opening of a wharenui

Hākari at the opening of a wharenui

A hākari or feast is laid on outside the newly restored wharenui (meeting house) Te Whai-a-te-motu at its opening in Ruatāhuna in 1932. The house was first opened in 1888 and was named Te Whai-a-te-motu (pursuit through the island) to commemorate the pursuit of Māori prophet Te Kooti by government forces.

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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