If you are new to being in a Māori environment, some pointers may help. Te Taura Whiri o Te Reo Māori (The Māori Language Commission) website gives an easy to follow overview. If you would like an introduction to pōwhiri (formal welcoming ceremony) to gain a sense of this type of occasion there is a good video at Te Kete Ipurangi. More information can also be found on New Zealand government websites such as Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand and New Zealand Now – Māori culture.
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