February 10, 2014
Hui celebrates India-Maori heritage
People with Maori and Indian whakapapa are planning a second hui to learn more about their mixed heritage.
The hui organised by the Hindu Council of New Zealand, the International Centre for Cultural Studies and Aotearoa Bharat Friendship Society will be held next month at Wairiki Polytechnic’s Tangatarua marae in Rotorua.
The marae was carved by Lyonel Grant, who is himself a Maori Indian.
The two day hui will be smokefree, alcohol free and meat free.
It will include workshops on vegetarian cooking, the traditional Hindu decorative arts of Rangoli, MehndiMoko or temporary henna tattoo incorporating both Maori and Hindu designs, and saree wearing.
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