He aha te take i uhia ai te kāwhena i te whitu karaka i te ata o te rā nehu?

Hei tautoko i te karakia o te ata.

Why is the coffin closed at 7.00 in the morning of the burial day?

To support the morning service.

Ko wai ngā tāngata i awhi mai nei i te taha o te tupapaku ā kei whea ā rātou nohonga?

Ka noho te pouaru me te whānau pani i te taha maui o te tupapaku (i te wā ka aro atu i te wharenui) ā ka tukuna tērā atu taha ki te whānau whānui.

Who should be sitting with the tupapaku and where?

The widowed person/s sits on the left hand side of the tupapaku (when looking from the wharenui) and the other side is designated for the rest of the whānau.


He aha te take i uhia ai te kāwhena i te korowai?

He tohu rangatira, he tohu taonga i tuku iho nā ngā mātua tūpuna.

Why is the coffin covered with a cloak?

As a sign of a chief, a treasure passed down from our ancestors.

2 Responses to Tangihanga

  • Craig Burrell says:

    Te nga koe,
    Today, July 19, my wife and I visited 227 Hicks Road, Maungatautari as this property is currently on the market for sale. To our surprise, we noted two Urupa on the property and were informed that there is a verbal agreement in place allowing for access, particularly for the Urupa towards the rear of the property, (down the driveway and track.
    Is this correct?
    Are there any further details/protocols we should be aware of?
    Better to be informed rather than remain ignorant.
    Kia ora,
    Craig Burrell

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