Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Pre Marae Visit

 At last it is happening, after years of discussing about visiting a Marae, a New Zealand meeting place and to teach our International ESOL students, we  will be going next week.

Bill and Violet Tangariki, pastors of the Waitakere Communuity Church in Henderson agreed to represent us on the protocol part of our Marae visit at Unitec. They came today, to enrich us the customs and protocol of a culture of the country some of the students have chosen as home, or visiting.

Bill is a pastor of a Maori congregation in west Auckland. Violet taught us the Waiata  and explained to us what will happen on the day .

We learn and practise some Maori songs, and the students chose the Te aroha t

o sing when we arrive at the Marae.

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