5 Apr 2020

Professor Pou Temara on restoring Tikanga after the lockdown.

From Te Ahi Kaa , 6:06 pm on 5 April 2020

In light of the COVID 19 pandemic - the guidelines around funerals, cremation and tangihanga has changed. What this means for Maori is adjusting Tikanga that is - how the ceremonial rites of mourning and burial is conducted. Professor Pou Temara remembers the stories told to him by his grandparents about the impact of the 1918 influenza epidemic and how tikanga was adjusted then, he joins Te Ahi Kaa this week.