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Kawa ceremony led by Tiaki Hira

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This excerpt features the kawanga ceremony and karakia led by Waikato tohunga, Tiaki Hira, during the opening of Tūrongo House.

During the naming ceremony Tiaki Hira asks for the name of the house and for whom it was built.

These special karakia form the ceremonial opening of Tūrongo.

This excerpt was taken from the recording 319775: Opening of Tūrongo House – Part Two, you can listen to the full item here.

Image credit: Wooden carved door displaying the coat of arms for the Maori kings (Te Paki o Matariki) at the Maori meeting house Te Mahinarangi, Turanga-waewae Marae, Ngaruawahia. Ref: 1/2-025440-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22904922

Catalogue Reference 319775

Year 1938

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Tohunga: Tiaki Hira

Excerpt: 00:05:00

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