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  Marae Taputapuatea
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All the islands have some marae. A marae is a traditional Polynesian temple of coral or basaltic stone, usually built with an altar at one end.

The marae was a place of pilgrimage, ritual and dance for the Maohi people.

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  • Updated Jul 16, 2004
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