Hangi etiquette

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Hangi etiquette

Postby sinecure » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:06 pm

Anyone know if there is special etiquette that should be observed at a New Zealand hangi?
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Re: Hangi etiquette

Postby jimshu » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:38 pm

Not for the hangi itself but will depend on where it is.
Generally just normal manners at a beach/backyard hangi.
But if held on a Marae, there will be etiquette or customs to observe for the arrival/welcoming onto the Marae and seating arrangements.All that would be explained to you by your host/guide.
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Re: Hangi etiquette

Postby sinecure » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:02 pm

I wish!

There's a local one here that I was thinking of attending... didn't know if I'd be expected to dance or be shouted at by some warrior guy...
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Re: Hangi etiquette

Postby jimshu » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:48 pm

The challenge can be awesome.Remember to keep your eyes on him when you pick it up.Don't look away from him.I think that's correct.


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