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TIKANGA O TE MARAE

A marae is a place for our People. 
It is my home where I belong and so I can do what I want 
but you know Ive got to follow the rules. 
We need our marae for a many reasons;

  • that we may remember and weep for our ancestors 
  • pray to god
  • have our feasts
  • house our guests
  • have our meetings
  • have our weding
  • have our reunions
  • sing, dance
and then know the richness of life and proud heritage which is truly ours.

Ko Toku marae toku turangawaewae 
Tihei mauri ora.


Illustration by Rau

 

 

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