Author(s): Susan Battye and Kiri Waitai
This photocopiable resource provides comprehensive information and supporting student activities about pōwhiri. The first section provides an overview of pōwhiri, and addresses questions such as: what is a pōwhiri? What is important about the process of pōwhiri? What is a marae? What is tikanga? What is kawa? What is tapu? What is noa? What reasons are there for a pōwhiri to take place? Subsequent sections explore pōwhiri from both the hosts and the visitors’ perspectives. Topics covered include tangata whenua, karanga, whaikōrero, waiata, koha, hongi, hākari, manuhiri, te whakaeke, and much more.