Story: Marae protocol – te kawa o te marae

Map showing whaikōrero kawa patterns

Map showing whaikōrero kawa patterns

This map shows areas in which two different kawa (protocols) relating to whaikōrero (speech-making) operate. In pāeke all speakers from the tangata whenua (hosts) speak, followed by all speakers from the manuhiri (visitors). In tau utuutu (also called tū mai or tū atu) the speakers from the hosts and from the visitors alternate their speeches. Broadly speaking, tribes that trace descent back to the Te Arawa or Tainui canoes use tau utuutu.

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Source: Anne Salmond, Hui: a study of Maori ceremonial gatherings. Auckland: Reed Publishing, 2004, p. 154

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Basil Keane, 'Marae protocol – te kawa o te marae - Pōwhiri process', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/diagram/41350/map-showing-whaikorero-kawa-patterns (accessed 25 June 2017)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 Sep 2013