Manaakitanga is about looking after people–caring for the mana of others.
We do this through opening our hearts to our manuhiri–through kindness, generosity, and caring. By being inclusive and sharing our kete of knowledge–and our delicious meals–with you, we show hospitality. By honouring your mana, we also honour our own.
“He tangata takahi manuhiri, he marae puehu.”
Those who mistreat their guests will have a dusty marae.
(Also known as: look after your guests, or you’ll soon have no guests.)