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Two kuia, sometimes more, depending on the rank of the person, will stand at the pou mua (prayer poles) to pohiri (welcome) the deceased and his/ her entourage.
This signals that the formal pohiri for this group is complete, however, for the tangata whenua, more often than not there is manuhiri waiting to come on to the marae to tangi the mate.
More than 100 nurses gathered at the Point Chevalier RSA, with the cerebration officially opened by Counties Manukau District Hearth Board (DHB) kaumatua Pohiri Hamiora.