In one day at Waitangi, you'll learn a huge amount about Maori culture and the early history of New Zealand. It's the place where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840 between the British Crown and more than 500 Maori chiefs. The treaty agreed the terms by which New Zealand would become a British colony.
The welcoming karanga performed during the powhiri ceremony sends a chill down my spine every time! Share this unique and powerful Māori tradition with your class as you head down to your local marae to discover some of the rich traditions and protocols surrounding a marae visit. This ‘My Marae’ resource is packed full of fun facts and a wide variety of activities designed to support your teaching and learning around the topics of powhiri (pohiri), wharenui & Marae.