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Tony Watkins

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ImageTena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa,
(My greetings to everyone)

Thirty years ago, when the Planning Department of the University of Auckland moved into a new building, a "marae" teaching space was established. This allowed students and staff to relate to each other in traditional Maori ways. It was not a marae in a formal sense, but made possible those functions of a marae which had existed for a thousand years before the first colonists arrived.