On 23 January 2005 a new marae was opened at Bruce Bay in South Westland. Richard Wallace, ūpoko-tuarua (deputy head) of Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio, is speaking to the large crowd who attended the ceremony.
The opening was deeply significant to all Māori on the West Coast, as there had not been a marae in the region for 140 years.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Te Runanga o Makaawhio
Photograph by Ramari Stewart
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