Story: Ngā umanga – Māori business enterprise

Hākari stage

Hākari stage

This hākari (feast) stage is based on one described by the 19th-century missionary William Yate. It is adorned by flags and is a massive structure designed to hold food for an inter-tribal feast. While these structures may have developed after Europeans arrived, tribes gathering together for large feasts was always a feature of Māori trading.

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Reference: Elsdon Best, The Maori as he was: a brief account of Maori life as it was in pre-European days. Wellington: Dominion Museum, 1924, p. 98

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Matene Love and Tyron Love, 'Ngā umanga – Māori business enterprise - History of Māori enterprise', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/24539/hakari-stage (accessed 7 May 2021)

Story by Matene Love and Tyron Love, published 11 Mar 2010