A Guide to Pōwhiri

Pōwhiri at Orientation is the beginning of your relationship with Whitireia, formally marking and celebrating the first step on your journey with us. Whitireia has a close partnership with Ngāti Toa and the pōwhiri follows the way in which Ngāti Toa welcome people onto their marae and into their area. 

Pōwhiri usually consists of the following stages: