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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Room 5's Marae Trip

    Marae Trip

On Tuesday 19th of March 2014 Rooms 7,8,6, and 5 went to the Manurewa Marae for a trip. For me I already know a lot about Maori culture but since I’ve been at the Marae I learnt a lot about the Maori culture.
I learnt that the girls were the boss ( like of course the girls are the boss. ) We went into the Whare and looked and talked about the Maori patterns, people and about their land. I learnt that the Maori people do a Powhiri when they welcome visitors on their land, and the visitors do a Karanga. We did a song E Toru Nga Me. After lunch we had a walk around the land and talked about what the things we were looking at and why they have it. Finally the buses arrived and it was time to go back to school.
After being at the Marae I learnt so much more! about Maori culture. 

On Wednesday we went to the Manurewa Marae.
First when we went into the marae we sat down on chairs and listened to Matua Toi tell us about where the name of the Marae came from. Then we sang a Waiata and the man talked to us some more then we had morning tea. Next we went into the Whare and learnt about the ancestor's who made up the Whare and then it was lunchtime. After lunch we came back and did another song. Lastly we went for a walk around the Marae to see all the different buildings and what they do for the community. On the way back I sat with Johanri  and Sam, it was really fun.
By Ashley

The front of the Manurewa Marae Whare
Morning tea time :)
Matukurua Whare
Shoes off and time to go and learn all about the ancestory of Manurewa Marae

The inside of the Whare was beautiful and represented different Whakapapa

These beautifully created stained glass windows were paid for by the local community

Thanks to Irza's Mum Marlise for the awesome photos of our day!

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