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Monday, 21 November 2016

Te Reo, Term 4 2016.


This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marae is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.


We have focused on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Concept
Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
Tikanga
The tradition in the Moari way, the things the tribes may do traditionally different to other tribes.
Pōwhiri
Welcomes, or welcoming people, a greeting, eg, when we came to the destination, we were greeted with a Pōwhiri.
Tangata whenua
The traditional Moaris.
Manuhiri
The people who live at the marae, or help care for it. The people who greet you there.
Tūrangawaewae
A place to stand, sort of like a home.
Whanaungatanga
A family connection to a place.
Manaakitanga
Hospitality, important to the hosts, makes guests feel welcome.
Aroha
It means love, eg. the marae had much aroha in it.

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is if they use a different type of wood or gems to represent different things


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