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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 focussed 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
A procedure that a marae goes through
Pōwhiri
It's a welcoming ceremony that happens at a marae
Tangata whenua
The local people of the marae.
Manuhiri
Visitors at the marae.
Tūrangawaewae
You are allowed to do things on the marae that other people are not allowed to do.
Whanaungatanga
Means that you belong to the marae.
Manaakitanga
You care/respect elders of the marae.
Aroha
You respect and love the marae.

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 what happen when the leader of the marae dies.

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