Thursday, 16 June 2016


Statement of a Powhiri
Powhiri is a welcoming ceremony that is held on a Marae. A Marae is not the only place where a powhiri is happening, it can happen when you host something or when you welcome someone into your land.

What it looks like? The visitors will gather together outside the Marae. The Powhiri may be issued by young woman from the tangata whenua. While doing the Powhiri there is a Karanga happening. Once we enter the marae the boys will stand at the back and the ladies will stand in the front.

What it sounds like? It sounds really quiet if you stand at the back but if you stand at the front it is a bit loud.

What I felt about the Powhiri? I felt really scared when I entered because the Maori people were really scary with their tattoos.

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