Welcome your guests

He tangāta i ākona ki te whare, tūnga ki te marae tau ana —​ A person taught well at home will stand on the marae with dignity


When we manāki each other we show that we care, support and respect each other. 
We can do this by helping at home, e.g. by setting the table and helping with the cooking.
Manāki your visitors when they come by making them a kaputī.

What you need

  • Mugs and a teaspoon
  • Tea bags or instant coffee
  • An electric kettle
  • Milk and sugar

To make your kaputī

  1. Ask whether they would like tea or coffee, and boil the kettle.
  2. Put one tea bag (or 1 level teaspoon of coffee) into the cup.
  3. Ask for help pouring the boiling water, or if you are allowed, carefully fill the cups to just over half way.
  4. Ask who wants milk and sugar, and add if needed.
  5. Stir and serve with a smile!

Now you can make a kaputī for your manuhiri and whānau.

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