Pōwhiri, mihi whakatau and mihimihi

Massey University acknowledges that it is appropriate and important in many instances to incorporate Māori perspectives into events and acknowledge mana whenua (regional tribal group). It is a formal way to acknowledge and foster new relationships and although traditionally held on a Marae (Māori meeting house), at Massey University, the welcome is frequently used in the workplace to welcome new staff and important guests.

There are three variations of Māori welcome that can be used:

Cultural Request Form for Pōwhiri or Mihi Whakatau

Use the Cultural Assistance Form for Pōwhiri or Mihi Whakatau to book a pōwhiri or mihi whakatau on the Auckland, Manawatū or Wellington campuses.

Pōwhiri and Mihi Whakatau Guideline Handbook

Additional information can be viewed in the   Māori Cultural Handbook for Pōwhiri and Mihi Whakatau (472 KB)


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