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Mix of formality and festivity at Piritahi tuwhera

The long-awaited ceremony held on Sunday to officially open Piritaha Marae’s whare whakairo, house of carvings, was a mix of formality and festivity. Representatives of...

Marae prepares to celebrate carvings

Piritahi Marae is getting ready for its “biggest day yet”, the opening of the wharenui adorned with carvings. A pre-dawn ceremony will be held...