We are a class of Year 2 students (6-7 years old)
from Ashburton, New Zealand.
Mice Class BISWe are still not sure what a wharenui is for, can you tell us?
Hi mice class.The first people to live in New Zealand were Maori people. Each group of people had a special place for ceremonies etc. this is called a marae. On the marae is a building where they could have meetings, welcome new visitors to their marae and other things. The name of this meeting house is wharenui. Maori people only spoke Maori (te reo) until people from England moved here. Wharenui is te reo for meeting house. We are very lucky as New Zealand is the only country that speaks te reo (Maori). Mrs Aberhart
Thank you for telling us about Maori people and their marae. We would love to visit New Zealand and see some of these, but it is far away.In Indonesia we have lots of different cultures with all sorts of different style buildings. There is a museum called Taman Mini which has lots of examples. It is a good place to visit.Mice Class BIS
Thank you for telling us all about this. We would love to visit one in New Zealand but it is far away.In Indonesia we have lots of different cultures. There is a museum called Taman Mimi which has examples of all the different types of buildings from around Indonesia, it is cool.
that looks fun.from emme moodie