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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

25 Sep 2022

As luck would have it, the Seven team spent a day at the Te Tahawai Marae Komiti during Māori Language Week. Guided by our cultural advisors, Trent Hoaia and Grace Allen, we had many kōrero (discussions) about tikanga (customs) and whanaungatanga.

Whanaungatanga is about building relationships through shared experiences and by working together to support whānau and communities.

The Te Tahawai Marae is a pan-tribal urban marae that is a welcoming and supportive place. The wharenui has an outstanding collection of carvings and tukutuku, and we were grateful to Matua Turei for developing our appreciation of the rich heritage of Māori art.

A big thank you to Trent and Grace for their mahi and for taking good care of us. We're blessed to be on this journey with you. And finally, a special shout out to Whaea Celia for her outstanding kai.