Story: Take whenua – Māori land tenure

Pōwhiri, Te Kaha marae

Pōwhiri, Te Kaha marae

A pōwhiri welcomes Corporal Willie Apiata to his home marae at Te Kaha, to celebrate his Victoria Cross. Marae are often symbols of a tribal right to a particular area. This one is within the rohe (tribal area) of Te Whānau-ā-Apanui.

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Paul Meredith, 'Take whenua – Māori land tenure - Gift and occupation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 January 2021)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 24 Nov 2008