The Pōwhiri has been performed by Māori throughout New Zealand for many centuries. While some protocols vary between tribes the essence of the pōwhiri has its roots in pre-European arrival, to determine the intention of your visit, "are you friend or foe"?
Meeting the Māori People
At the conclusion of the welcome ceremony your host will introduce you to the Ko Tāne warriors and maidens (our team) who welcomed you and will korero (talk) with you about the challenges of being Maori in today's world while living with the traditions of their past.
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