Understanding Pōwhiri

Explore the origins and meanings of Māori welcoming ceremonies in New Zealand.

  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration 60 minutes
  • Suitable for Primary and secondary students
  • Next available Available
  • Cost $6.50 per student (teachers and parent helpers go free)
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Guided by our educators, your secondary school students will:

  • come onto Te Papa’s marae to gain an understanding of when, where, and how pōwhiri

      pōwhiriwelcoming ceremonyMāori
    can be applied

  • explore the meaning of pōwhiri by experiencing the nine major steps on Te Papa’s wharenui

      wharenuimeeting houseMāori

  • discover taonga

    around the museum which illuminate the origins of pōwhiri.

Details of Te Marae


Te Marae, 2019. Te Papa