We went to Te Hana Te Ao Marama. We waited at the gate called ‘te waka tuhono’ which means the gathering of tribes. We were called in by the Kaikaranga, the karanga acknowledges us and our ancestors, and clears the way for us to enter the marae atea. We had a powhiri in the whare nui ‘nga whetu o te rangi.’ After morning tea, Matua Roy and Ricky took us through the pa.We learnt about what life was like for the early Maori. Te Ao Marama is a replica of a pa. Matua Roy told us that everyone had a role to play in the life of a pa, the tribes survival depended on it.