A Powhiri is when you are granted access to enter the marae, a Powhiri is a special thing, because if you weren’t in a Powhiri before entering a marae, you will not be allowed to into the marae.
On Tuesday 14th of June, St Pius X went to the marae in Ruapotaka, which is behind the Glen Innes Library. When we got there we had to do a Powhiri. A Powhiri is always performed by women, when we got to the marae, there was an old lady who did a powhiri with Ana-Lei.
We all stood in a row, but all the boys were at the back, and the girls were in the front. We had to be very quiet, the only people who could talk, was Ana-Lei, and the old lady. This felt very cool, because I got to be part of something, that i've never been apart of before.