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March 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm NZDT
The pōwhiri and formal welcome to manuwhiri tūārangi and official guests of MFF2020 will take place at Raukawa Marae. Guests who are unfamiliar with the marae protocols will be informed about the necessary procedures prior to the welcome.
The formal welcome will be conducted entirely in the Māori language. Our rangatahi will assist with interpreting where required. One customary practice is the koha, a monetary contribution which will be offered to the marae on your behalf. This is not compulsory. Koha is collected by someone in the visitor’s group before you go onto the marae.
Raukawa marae is the principal meeting place of the Ngāti Raukawa tribe and subtribes, and one of five closely linked marae in close proximity. The other marae are Te Pou o Tainui (Ōtaki), Katihiku Marae (Ōtaki) Wehiwehi (Manakau) and Tukorehe (Kuku).