Story: Marae protocol – te kawa o te marae

Wharekai at Rāhui marae, Tikitiki

Wharekai at Rāhui marae, Tikitiki

Manuhiri (guests) sit to eat during the hākari (feast) in the wharekai (dining hall) at Rāhui marae in Tikitiki, in 1971. When visitors are welcomed into the wharekai following the pōwhiri (welcome), elders, parents with young children and visitors who have travelled from far away will be asked to come in first.

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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, 'Marae protocol – te kawa o te marae - Basic marae etiquette', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/41373/wharekai-at-rahui-marae-tikitiki (accessed 24 September 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 Sep 2013