Story: Canterbury region

Rehua marae

Rehua marae

Ngāi Tahu is the major South Island tribe, but from the 1950s Māori from North Island tribes moved to Christchurch for work. A trade training hostel developed into the main urban marae, Rehua. When Queen Elizabeth II visited Christchurch in 2002, she was welcomed by Ngāi Tahu at Rehua marae.

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Photograph by Ashley Curtis

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John Wilson. 'Canterbury region - Social institutions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 14-Nov-12
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