Marae Visit

On Tuesday, we had a very special chance to visit the local marae – a meeting place for the local Maori people. The welcoming ceremony included a “wero” – a challenge where a young warrior performs a war dance. Then we were called onto the marae where we were welcomed by the local people. They gave us a tour and some lovely afternoon tea before we sat down to make some traditional flax flowers.

Following that, we drove out into the countryside to Cable Bay.