Thanks to Reuben’s school I had the opportunity to accompany the kids on a Marae visit to the Puketeraki Marae in Karitane, 30 minutes north of Dunedin. It was the most beautiful day, sun shining, and the Marae perched on a hill overlooking the ocean and rolling green fields, simply stunning. As this Marae is coastal, a lot of the carvings were influenced by coastal creatures, including an Albatross and a Hectors Dolphin. Hosted by four wonderful teachers and representatives of their community, we had a wonderful day and just learned so very much. Did you know the left side of the body represents your mother while the right side represents your father, and this same theory applies to the Wharenui. The kids had a wonderful time, learning and trying Maori craft such as weaving and Poi, and learning Southern Maori Stick Fighting (which was very popular indeed).
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