Story: Leisure in traditional Māori society – ngā mahi a te rēhia

Māui and his grandfather

Māui sits and listens to his grandfather, Tamanui-ki-te-rangi, tell him pūrākau (traditional stories). Often the kaumātua (elders) of a community would spend time with their mokopuna (grandchildren) passing down traditions.

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Reference: Peter Gossage, How Maui found his mother. Auckland: Raupo Publishing, 2005.
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Ross Calman, 'Leisure in traditional Māori society – ngā mahi a te rēhia - The social aspects of leisure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/40184/maui-and-his-grandfather (accessed 22 November 2019)

Story by Ross Calman, published 5 Sep 2013