Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Malama honua

  Malama Honua visits Auckland

On a hot sunny Wednesday morning Glenbrae Senior School went
to Point England beach to see the Waka Malama Honua that came from Hawaii.  
They came and stopped at point England beach on their way around the world.

When we got there, we had to sit down on the grass and then we saw the Waka. We did the Haka to welcome the crew when they hopped out and came to shore .  The Kau Matua welcomed the crew. Then all the children sang a Maori Waiata.

After that a crew from the Malama Honua said a karakia. Then we sang a Maori song and then the people from Hawaii sang their song. There were gifts exchanged at the end.

Finally we sang  E Honore and then we went down to the beach to farewell the crew with a handshake.