Story: Leisure in traditional Māori society – ngā mahi a te rēhia

Hākari

Hākari

This large hākari (feast) was held in 1878 at Waitara, Taranaki.  A man stands on top of a pile of food and gives a speech. At hākari the food was arranged in this way to illustrate its abundance. Much of the food was not eaten at the hākari, but was instead distributed to various parties to be taken away.

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Ross Calman, 'Leisure in traditional Māori society – ngā mahi a te rēhia - The social aspects of leisure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/40185/hakari (accessed 12 November 2019)

Story by Ross Calman, published 5 Sep 2013