Carved Traditional Maori Figure, called Poupou, supporting the overhead rafters of the meeting house.  These are the 12th, 13th, and 14th on the left side after entering the house.  The twelth and thirteenth represent the style of the Ngati Porou tribe of the east coast north of Gisborne; the 14th represents the Rongowhakata tribe of Gisborne.   Te Whare Runanga, built 1940, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Paihia, north island, New Zealand.  The woven panels on either side of the poupou are called…

Carved Traditional Maori Figure, called Poupou, supporting the overhead rafters of the meeting house. These are the 12th, 13th, and 14th on the left side after entering the house. The twelth and thirteenth represent the style of the Ngati Porou tribe of the east coast north of Gisborne; the 14th represents the Rongowhakata tribe of Gisborne. Te Whare Runanga, built 1940, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Paihia, north island, New Zealand. The woven panels on either side of the poupou are called…

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Wharenui and the gods – Marae protocol – te kawa o te marae

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