A powerful traditional welcome greets official visitors to Ngāti Moko marae, Te Puke, in December 2012, for a hui to mark the signing of the Deed of Settlement for the Waitangi Tribunal claims of Ngāti Rangiwewehi and Tapuika. The welcome party includes young men who perform the wero, or challenge, older women who deliver the karanga, or chant of welcome, and performers of haka and traditional songs. Part of the duties of a marae management committee is to organise the presence of these and many other marae workers such as cooks and maintenance staff.
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