Story: Ngā mahi tika

The karanga

In the 1984 documentary The beginner's guide to visiting the marae, Aunty Kawa Kereama, a kuia (woman elder) of Te Kauwhata marae in the Manawatū, delivers a karanga (traditional call of welcome) to visitors to the marae. She then explains the purpose of the karanga.

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Mark Derby, 'Ngā mahi tika - Welcome and hospitality', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 January 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 Sep 2013