Visit to Marae

Woman Care Trust members visited Nga Taiotara Marae in on 11th June 2019. The tour was well supported by Nimi Bedi (OPE Sustainable Community Coordinator). Before entering the Marae our members were formally welcomed at the door as the Maori’s Culture (known as Powhiri in Maori their welcome culture).

The trip was a great way to immerse yourself in the Maori culture and understand to respect ancient traditions by respecting few rules of etiquette that we need to follow while visiting these Maori meeting grounds. Our ladies also gained knowledge on Matariki, a cluster of nine visible stars. Each star holds a certain significance over our wellbeing and environment, as seen from the Māori view of the world.