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Format for a Miki Whakatau at Selwyn College

hakaNau mai, hāere mai e ngā manuhiri. Ko te tīkanga kia hīkoi kotou ki te rāihe pātata ki (all saints' church) i te taha tuauru o te rāihe.

Kei reira, ka tīmata ētahi o nga tauira te haka, te waiata hoki. Ka tū nga tāngata whenua i te taha tokerau, mē te taha whakatērāwhiti ō te rāihe.

Ko te whakatakotoranga

  • Kia tū e kaikōrero tuatahi nō herewini
  • He waiata tautoko
  • Ka tū te kai kōrero tuarua nō herewini
  • He haka tautoko
  • Ka tū nga kai kōrero mo nga manuhiri
  • Ka tū te katoa, hei tautokonā me tētahi waiata tautoko (ka tāea ngā wāhīne kit e kōrero ia)
  • A muri i ngā manuhiri, ka tīmata te hongi, i wāenga i nga kai kōrero
  • I te mutunga o tēna ka tarea ē nga tangata whenua i nga manuhi ko te whare kai (whitehead) mō te tākari.

Mihiwhakatau

Selwyn speakers and guests are already assembled on the grass area. Visitors walk onto the quad through the All Saints Church gate on the Western side of the quad to a welcoming Haka-Waiata, perfomed by a select group of Selwyn residents.

Visitors stand behind the chairs laid out for their speakers. Selwyn residents performing the welcome Haka-Waiata stand on the Northern side of the grass; the rest of the College stand at the Eastern side of the grass in front of the main entrance to the College.

Events then take the following order:

  • Selwyn 1st speaker;
  • Waiata from the Selwyn residents;
  • Selwyn 2nd speaker;
  • The College Haka-Waiata;
  • Visiting speaker/s and a Waiata they may have prepared (both women and men may speak);
  • Hongi between a representative group drawn from both Selwyn residents and visitors;
  • Food is shared with visitors in either the Senior Common Room or the Brothers' Dining Hall.