Story: Marae protocol – te kawa o te marae

Kotahitanga hui at Pāpāwai, 2012 (2nd of 2)

Kotahitanga hui at Pāpāwai, 2012

In 2012 a hui was held at Pāpāwai marae near Greytown to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the Kotahitanga parliament and the 115th anniversary of the parliament's meeting at Pāpāwai.

The 2012 pōwhiri was based on the welcome that had been given in 1897 to arriving iwi, which was recorded in the Māori language newspaper, Te Puke ki Hikurangi. Here, descendants of the original members of the Kotahitanga parliament attend with images of their tīpuna (ancestors) and taonga (treasures).

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Basil Keane, 'Marae protocol – te kawa o te marae - Mythology and history of marae protocol', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/41370/kotahitanga-hui-at-papawai-2012 (accessed 16 November 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 Sep 2013