On Tuesday 16th May, Rooms 15 and 16, along with the Pukeko team were lucky enough to visit the Manurewa Marae. First, our tour person named Eli, welcomed us in with a powhiri. Next, we acknowledged and thanked them for welcoming us onto their marae with a song. We, then went in the marae. We also sang the song tihei mauri ora. Next we checked out the wharenui. It had many pictures of the maori king, queen and lots of other ancestors. we also participated in a play, learning about how Manurewa got it’s name and the two brothers flying the kites. After all that fun, Eli taught us a song called Aue ka hoki nei au. It was such a wonderful day and we are so lucky we had lots of parents to come and help us too. Check out the video!
Written by Sonia.
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