Story: Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women

Karanga

Karanga

A kaikaranga stands and gives a call of welcome as part of the pōwhiri process. It is often noted that because of the karanga, the first voice heard on the marae is a woman’s.

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Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, 'Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women - Waiata, karanga and whaikōrero', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31569/karanga (accessed 13 December 2019)

Story by Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017