Thursday, 16 February 2017

What is a Powhiri?

POWHIRI POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT FRIDAY (24th February)

Worser Bay School is doing a powhiri on Friday 17th February to welcome the new people.


KARANGA-is a Female call. The Tangata whenua (hosts) start the karanaga and the manuhiri (visitors) respond.


WHAIKORERO-are speeches after the female call.


WAIATA-are maori songs that follow each whaikorero.


KOHA- The koha is a gift by the manuhiri to the tangata whenua.


HONGI-is a nose pressing and a hand shake. The manuhiri will be invited to come and hongi and harirū with the tangata whenua.

HAKARI- We will finish with kai. This will symbolise the end of the powhiri.

By: Kaia and Matilda

We have been making our own Powhiri books. Here is one by Sam:

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