Whare Taonga focuses on the histories of iconic structures that hold great meaning for iwi, hapū and whānau from around Aotearoa. Available On Demand.
Kapohanga a Rangi wharenui, Hiruharama marae, is located north of Gisborne at Ruatorea. Named after a woman, this whare acknowledges and celebrates the matrilineal heritage of the descendants of this rohe. Mana wahine is a key characteristic of the people here, where it is not uncommon to see women speaking on the marae.