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Mary belongs to us and we belong to her

Ko Hāta Maria, te Matua Wahine o Te Atua In Aotearoa – New Zealand, in Māori culture, meeting houses (whare nui or whare puni) are symbols of tribal prestige and are often named after, and seen as the embodiment of, a tribal ancestor. The structure itself is seen as an outstretched body, with the roof’s […]