Author(s): Hiwi & Pat Tauroa (photos Gil Hanly)
Do women have the right to speak on a marae? How should one respond to the wero? Who speaks first and last during whai korero? When do the manuhiri present their koha to the tangata whenua? These and many other questions are answered in this invaluable introduction to Maori protocol for Pakehas. The Tauroas outline the sequence of events beginning when visitors arrive at the gates of a marae and ending with their departure. Includes information on appropriate behaviour and spiritual background, plus a selection of waiata, karakia and mihi for the visitor who wishes to make correct responses. First published 1986.