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Student evening supported by AMTI and Thursday tour.

AUT Ngā Wai o Horotiu Marae located on the corner of Wellesley and St Paul's Street

Marae (Māori meeting grounds) and hangi (food) and cultural experience provided by AUT kapa haka Tītahi ki Tua. Please come appropriately dressed to the Marae. Men should at least wear dress pants and a tidy shirt, while women should wear either a knee length skirt or tidy dress pants. You will remove your shoes upon entering the Marae.

Manuhiri will congregate at the waharoa (gateway) of the marae and wait for the karanga (call of welcome) from the kaikaranga (the host caller).

The Kaikōrero Dr Valance Smith will welcome the manuhiri (ISBS2018 student visitors) to Ngā Wai o Horotiu (marae), and will address the assembled company and explain the protocol and proceedings.

The manuhiri are then invited to have a kai (meal – hangi of food cooked in the ground) to complete the formal welcome and begin the lifting of tapu (cultural sanctions). The visitors now become tangata whenua or part of the marae and are expected to participate in the other activities that occur on the marae.

The Kaikōrero will introduce the AUT kapahaka group Tītahi ki Tua (Māori students association) who will perform the haka to the assembled company.

You will have the opportunity to learn the haka so you can participate in performance of the haka at the closing ceremony of the conference.