Monday, February 16, 2009
The Waihao Marae sits in a field on a quiet gravel road south of Waimate. It's just two kilometres from a dramatic shoreline, where locals gather the sea's rich bounty. It doubles as the local community War Memorial Hall for both Maori and Pakeha. This is the rear interior wall, where old photographs of wartime soldiers from the local community are displayed along with two traditional piupiu (skirts). It was a lovely space - restful, with a lovely welcoming feel to it.