Marae protocols and customs.
Answers to these questions are not always simple. Yet to find just some of the answers is to start to understand the foundations of a culture. Maori culture has been seriously at risk. If nourishment cannot flow from the roots to the leaves, the plant will die.
According to Hiwi and Pat Tauroa in their 1986 book Te Marae: A Guide to Customs and Protocols, the marae is the wahi ranatira mana (place of greatest mana), wahi rangatira wairua (place of greatest spirituality), wahi rangatira iwi (place that heightens peoples dignity), and wahi rangatira tikanga Maori (place in which Maori customs are given ultimate expression).
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|Publication:||Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2004|
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