Story: Māori architecture – whare Māori

Rāhui marae, Tikitiki

Rāhui marae, Tikitiki

Guests sit to eat during the hākari (feast) in Tawhiwhirangi wharekai (dining room) at Rāhui marae in Tikitiki, on the East Coast, in 1971. This wharekai is unusual in that it has kōwhaiwhai patterned rafters, tukutuku woven panels and carvings – which are normally found in wharenui (meeting houses) rather than wharekai.

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Reference: Reference: Anne Salmond, Hui: a study of Māori ceremonial gatherings. Auckland: A. H & A. W. Reed, 1976
Photograph by Jeremy Salmond

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Deidre Brown, 'Māori architecture – whare Māori - Revival of the whare whakairo', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Deidre Brown, published 22 Oct 2014