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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 […]

Fr Francis Delachienne sm, known as Fr Delach and as Pā Hohepa

Fr Delach arrived in NZ within months of his ordination in 1890. He spent his entire ministry in this country among Māori. He became steeped in te reo and tikanga – language and custom.