If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. — Henry David Thoreau. Image: Su Leslie

I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be. — Douglas Adams

Ok, lots of words. But I’m still posting this to Debbie’s One Word Sunday | where — because when I started thinking about it, this is where I ended up.

Māoritanga: Culture


A pōwhiri — or welcome ceremony. This usually begins outside the marae. Image: Su Leslie

Powhiri, or welcome ceremony, is a hugely important part of Maori culture. Visitors to a marae (a complex of buildings belonging to a particular tribe) must be formally welcomed with a challenge, a karanga (call) and usually speeches.

One Word Sunday | culture