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  1. Part one of two from this full length documentary.

  2. Part two of two from this full length documentary.

Synopsis

Filmed at Kauwhata Marae in the Manawatu, The Beginner’s Guide to Visiting the Marae is a straightforward and respectful explanation of basic marae protocol, from the wero, to the karanga, pōwhiri, whaikōrero, waiata, koha and the hongi. The programme was made in 1984 when Pākehā were generally less familiar with visiting marae, so host Ian Johnstone presents the documentary from the perspective of a person rather more apprehensive about marae protocol than might be the case in 2011. That aside, the doco remains an effective primer for 21st Century marae novices.

Credits (6)

 Keith Slater
 Ian Johnstone
 John McNicholas

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Comments (8)

 Maxene

Maxene

Naaaww koro Kelly kereama...moe Mai ra e koro. I remember him to be such a humble & loving soul and a wonderful teacher.

 Awhina

Awhina

It was sooo nice to see and listen to my kaumatua once again, made me cry....

 Paul Ward

Paul Ward | website

Kia ora Steph: for a DVD you will need to get in touch with TVNZ Archive and make a personal footage request: http://tvnz.co.nz/footage/index-group-3362563

 Steph

Steph

How do I buy a copy of this doco? - its cool!

 AZA

AZA

CHUR KAUWHATA! HFH AZA7163

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Quotes

If you have to speak, just be yourself. Sincerity is the hallmark. 
It’s tricky aiming a nose which is inexperienced and certainly not designed for this job. This head to head full frontal contact upsets my European reserve, but the gradual approach has prepared me, I know I am welcome.